I did a PH test on my lower garden this morning. It came out as a 7.0. The little chart on the kit said the veggies listed liked it a bit more acid than that. All my pine trees aroound I thought it was going to be too acidy. So, now what do I do? I still have to do the N, P & K tests. I only did one to be sure I did it right before screwing up the whole kit.
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Post by Pharmer Phil on Jun 29, 2008 16:41:27 GMT -6
lowering your soils Ph, is tuffer den raising it, for sure. Over time, the addition or organic matter and compost will acheive this, as will the pine needles; however, limestone is continually breaking down in the soil...offsetting your attempts.. sulphur /sulphur flowers will lower your Ph, but if the area is already planted, you'll have to do it carefully, and not add alot at one time. Most plants do OK in a 7, or neutral soil tho Wrennie, giving you time to build up the organic content In some areas where we have peppers this year, the Ph is at 6 , most is 6.5, some at 7
I did sulfur here in my back yard as 7.7 on the test. N was high too. So I did add sawdust to 4 beds. I do not why they piled some sawdust in my back yard but I used it. Not a lot maybe bucket and half to 4 x 8 bed.
Back ground is too dark for me to read that scale.