Can't get DAP from the farm supply here in the fall. I had some humic acid on hand and so I tried dissolving the bonemeal in a stronger solution of acid and then diluting it before applying with fish and molasses. Worked great! The brix of my plants now range from 8 to 16. Wasn't high enough on the plants with aphids to get rid of them, but I consider the brix readings a great success since this is my first season at it. Thanks for the tips.
Question: Will burying fish waste multiply the fireants in garden and yard? I've got two little ones who play a lot in the backyard.
My broccoli seedlings are growing great in peat and mineral mixture outdoors wthout insect problems, but in the soil all the brassicas seedlings get chewed up. So I am suspecting that the ph adn the resistance is too high in the soil. Without the instruments to measure ph and EC, I am afraid of applying too much gypsum to bring the ph down. How much do you recommend? I am covering the unused beds with lots of mulch and watering with molasses to supply the acids. I'm hoping that will be enough to get the beds ready for the spring? Any advice will be appreciated. I'm also wondering whether burying the fish waste will pump enough energy into the system to help my seedlings grow healthily?