Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland

Nitrogen washout


 
Most Recent Posts Christmas reading.
Last post: Greengage
2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: Greengage
At last! A garden joke. (except maybe it's not a joke!)
Last post: Sue Deacon
Skimmia seed wanted
Last post: Brendankearns
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4172
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:37 pm    Post subject: Nitrogen washout Reply with quote

Amongst the 30+ different veg that I have sown from seed this year were two packets of sweetcorn. For one reason or another the germination rate was poor, about 15. Various people have told me that the seasons are 3 to 4 weeks behind this year and that soil temperatures are too low so i took it on the chin. I went to the local garden centre and bought 3 trays of plants about a foot tall to replenish the stock. These were planted out about 8 weeks back and have barely grown at all in that period. Went back there today and mentioned it to the owner who had heard the same story several times recently. He said '5" of rain in May, all the nitrogen has been washed out of the soil and into the river under your field. Fertilise the whole place quickly'.So I headed off to the cousins farm and found 4 tonne of nitrogen and relieved him of some of it and spread it this evening. There is a lesson in there somewhere.
_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Good guy
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 11 Feb 2013
Posts: 2356
Location: Donegal

PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has not been a typical growing season. By the looks of it, things are going to go on changing.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)