The results from my soil test arrived yesterday! I passed!
Well, I think.
The soil minerals look good. It recommends only very small amounts of mineral amendments, which I will use the absolute minimums along with lots and lots of compost and worm tea and mulch.
I really like this section, which explains very carefully how to avoid “wasteful over-fertilization”. I wish this document would include more about the damaging effects of fertilizer application on our environment (most noticeably right now- the giant algae blooms in our rivers) but it’s something.
Tomorrow- more manure! Saturday- the tree buying begins!