Secret Soil Recipe/Acid loving plant fertilizer

Secret Soil Recipe

Tracy DiSabato-Aust’s The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

Compost: 2-inches

Peat moss: 2-inches

8-32-16 fertilizer: 1 ¼ lbs per 100 sq. ft.

Perennials should double or treble in size their first year in this mix

Won’t need to do this for another five years

In a new bed, blend in each ingredient separately, turning with a spading fork or shovel 12-inches deep

To get the fertilizer mix 2 lbs of super phosphate (0-20-0)

2 lbs of balanced fertilizer (5-10-5)

Acid loving plant fertilizer

Fertilize annually

1/3 cottonseed meal (or composted meal)

1/3 alfalfa meal (pellets)

1/3 pelletized sulfur