Soil Analysis Support Page
Welcome to the KiS Soil Analysis Support Page!
The purpose of this page is to answer commonly asked questions about your soil report results by providing you with some foundational information and convenient print outs to complement your soil analysis.
The following are now available to download
1.SOIL REPORT ANALYSIS SUPPORT DOCUMENT
A support document for growers who require more information on each section of their soil report. This is provided in the same format as your analysis so that you can easily correlate this document with your personal results.
2. SOIL AMENDMENTS: THE USUAL SUSPECTS*
A list of suggested amendments you can use for any deficiencies that have shown up in your soil test.
3. CUPS TO LBS CHEAT SHEET
A handy sheet that shows how many cups are in 1lb of each of our available amendments. Please note that this is specifically for KiS amendments.
*USUAL SUSPECTS: USEFUL LINKS
pH Management: Wollastonite or Ag Lime to move up, elemental sulfur to move down.
Trace Elements: Copper Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Borax, Zinc Sulfate
Nitrate: Alfalfa Meal, Soybean Meal, Feather Meal, Blood Meal, Crustacean Meal
Sulfur: Elemental Sulfur
Available P: weekly phosphorus solubilizing bacteria - Mammoth P or Miicrobial Mass (available here soon).
Calcium: Gypsum (calcium sulfate)
Magnesium: Magnesium Sulfate "Epsom Salts"
Potassium: Potassium Sulfate
If you cannot find what you are looking for on the support page and have more specific questions or particular issues – please fill out the form linked below and we can get back to you with how best to move forward. This will allow us to tailor any further consultation costs and requirements to your individual needs so we can best support you, whatever your crop, experience or scale. You do not need to answer all of the questions on the form - please just include the information that is relevant to your growing situation.
You can also become part of the KiS community on Patreon. Here you can access internal SOPs & content and join our monthly hangouts - where you have full access to the KiS team. You are welcome to showcase your garden and freely ask all the questions you want during these sessions.
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FURTHER RECOMMENDATION NOTES
The recommendations made in your analysis are designed to provide adequate nutrient sufficiency for a full round* in large pots. We suggest 10 gallon pots as a minimum or preferably larger. We personally like to grow in 4’x4’ raised beds with a depth of 10”-12” of soil and we have seen success with trial plants in 30 – 35 gallon smart pots
You will want to make sure that you have plenty of room for your ecosystem. That way we can get all of your nutrients into the soil as well as provide sufficient space to house the high population and diversity of microbes we are after. Limiting inputs will give you great baseline data set from which to make decisions moving forward.
The most important thing you can do is listen to your plants. Sometimes these tests are not completely accurate so if your plants are showing a deficiency then please alert us immediately.
*Full round: 1-2 weeks veg and 8-9 weeks flower