Annual Flowers (Code #087)
Soil Test Rating
All Soils
Potassium

Low K

0-150 lbs/A

Medium K

151-250 lbs/A

High K

251-450 lbs/A

Very High K

450+ lbs/A

PhosphorusSee Comments

Low P

0-50 lbs/A

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Medium P

51-100 lbs/A

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High P

101-200 lbs/A

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Very High P

200+ lbs/A

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Recommendations:

Recommended pH:5.5 to 6.0. If the pH is less than 5.5, see Lime Table C and the soil depth adjustment table that immediately follows the lime tables.
Magnesium:

If soil test Mg level is low and lime is recommended, use dolomitic limestone.

Coastal PlainLow: 0 - 60 lbs/acre Medium: 61 - 120 lbs/acre High: >120 lbs/acre
Piedmont Low: 0 - 120 lbs/acre Medium: 121 - 240 lbs/acre High: >240 lbs/acre

Comments:

Fifty pounds of limestone per 1000 square feet is equivalent to 5 pounds (6½ cups) per 100 square feet. (If lime recommendation is greater than 50 pounds per 1000 square feet, increase the per cup rate proportionately.)

182.

Prior to planting, incorporate 1 pound (2 cups) of 10-10-10 fertilizer per 100 square feet. Repeat at 6 week intervals or as indicated by plant vigor. Keep fertilizer off the foliage or wash off immediately.

183.

Prior to planting, incorporate 1 cup of 0-20-0, and 2/3 cup of 34-0-0 or 1/2 cup of 46-0-0 fertilizer per 100 square feet. Repeat at 6 week intervals. Keep fertilizer off the foliage or wash off immediately.

184.

Prior to planting, incorporate 1½ cups of 15-0-15 fertilizer per 100 square feet. If this fertilizer is not available, substitute a 12-4-8 or 16-4-8 analysis at the same rate. Repeat at 6 week intervals. Keep fertilizer off the foliage or wash off immediately.

185.

Prior to planting, incorporate 2/3 cup of 34-0-0 or 1/2 cup of 46-0-0 per 100 square feet of bed area. Repeat at 6 week intervals. Keep fertilizer off the foliage or wash off immediately.