Where did you buy your mix?This is my first year experimenting with plots. I managed to get an acre cleared and planted. I chose to plant somenthing very hardy and proven in the area since it's my first try. I planted a triple mix, red/white clover mixed with timothy grass. Seems to be coming along pretty well. Had to spread some lime and fertilizer to get the soil in the right ball park. If this plot works out well I might try another plant variety next year in a different plot.
That would just be a general comment and not actual. It depends on the soil type and the ph already. Most new soils would require at least that much and some more than 2X that. It would be a good ballpark figure though without an actual test for new ground and is light enough that you could do it in a single application without splitting it. We have tried the Ph meters here at work and they will get you in the ballpark but usually aren't very accurate. Just adding the 4000lbs would be about doing the sameB.T. I read somewhere that to start a new plot it is suggested that 4000 pounds per acre of lime is required?????
Do the handheld ph/npk testers work well or should I get a test "kit"??
Is there anywhere I can back a dumptruck in and buy lime that way?
I just got half my plot stumped last weekend, and suggestions as to what to plant that may come up my fall, or have I missed the window?
What type of grass control do you use?
I have read that some types will kill brassica and not bother clover and vice versa,