I found videos on garden perc test but they were doing them different? Some were doing perc test only once and some doing another 12 hours a second time? Which is correct? I did 3 different perc test to see if there would be any difference. I have to note that we have not had any rain for at least 2 weeks which might account for the fast drainage in the 1st perc test. I would guess my drainage is around 1-1/2" per hour during the raining season and far less during drought. Did this test to see if I need to add any organic matter when planting my blackberries, raspberries and bunch grapes or if I could just dig a hole and plant them?
1st perc test: Hole 1 was 5" per hour
2nd perc test:Hole 1 was 2" per hour. This was done 6 hours after the 1st perc test
3rd perc test: Hole 1 was 1-1/2" per hour. This was done next day 24 hours after 1st perc.
1st perc test: Hole 2 was 8" per hour
2nd perc test:Hole 2 was 2-1/2" per hour. This was done 6 hours after the 1st perc test
3rd perc test: Hole 2 was 1-1/2" per hour. This was done next day 24 hours after 1st perc.
If I have to add soil nutrients like lime do I have to till it in the soil for the new blackberry, raspberry and grape along the whole trellis areas or could I put it on the bare soil for the next 3 months before planting? I was planning on removing the grass and roots out of the 2’ wide strip for the trellis/planting area and adding back some soil from another part of my property to bring the elevation back up level with the grass, could I put the lime under the new 4" of soil? I was then going to add leaf/grass mulch on top of that.
Soil test: (PH)5.7, (P ) 5, (K)23, (Mg)44, (Ca)382, (S)14, (Cu)0.5, (Mn)30, (ZN)1.3
Both types of soil fill a little gritty like they are more on the sandy side vs clay. North Florida, Zone 8b