Too much potassium in maritime NW soils?

15 years ago

I've been reading Steve Solomon's "Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades" and trying to apply to my garden. (Another topic will be addressed separately).

He sounds authoritative, anyway.

He states that we should avoid adding too much compost due to high potassium content of Northwest clay soils.

Meanwhile. I've been adding all sorts of things to my compost, including lots of banana peels and orange peels, which are high in potassium.

So far, most of the bushes and trees and veggies are doing great.

I wondered what other gardeners' thoughts might be on the matter (I suppose a soil analysis would be the place to start).

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