You are talking my language. It looks like your plants are about at the same point as mine. I am jealous that you already have your drip line down. That is my goal by the end of this weekend. I purchased a drip line mixing tank last year but never installed it.tilled in a bunch of organic matter and amendments recommended from a Western Labs soil test and built a rickety shade structure out of PVC to keep the sun down a bit (and hopefully reduce the critters). Got three plants on each end of the patch and will winnow that down to 2-3 pretty soon.
I love Western Labs. I basically know what I am short on every year, so I did not do a pre-amendment test. But, I want to do a post amendment test sometime around May 20th to see where I am at. I figure by then my plant will be running, plus my amendments will have been in the ground for three weeks which should give them a chance to mix in with the soil. Then, I will do a tissue test around June 20th in front of a set pumpkin (hopefully) to see what is actually getting to the plant.
Glad you came back. Now we just need Mayor and Ooojen to check in.