Table 1.

Characteristics of garden soils (Hortisols)a

SitepH (CaCl2)Organic C concn (g kg−1)bTotal N concn (g kg−1)bC/N ratioNH4+ concn (mg kg−1)bNO3concn (mg kg−1)b
Heinersreuth7.1 (0.2)35.6 (5.4)2.2 (0.8)17.3 (2.6)1.4 (0.5)105.7 (82.6)
Weidenberg6.9 (0.2)44.2 (25.8)4.0 (2.0)10.0 (2.2)1.5 (0.9)30.1 (14.6)
  • a The values in parentheses are standard deviations based on a minimum of five replicate analyses.

  • b The values are based on soil dry weight.