[NAFEX] zinc sulphate
machelp at attglobal.net
Sun Feb 27 10:38:10 EST 2005
Good questions, Ginda. Answers as follows:
1] I'm going to plant some pumpkin seeds in the compost to grow pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc. I can expect the pumpkins to want zinc in the soil.
2] The U.S.A. diet in general is short in zinc. I would much rather have my plants take up the zinc and eat the plants as food rather than myself taking zinc mineral directly. Minerals as food can be absorbed much better in some cases than minerals taken directly.
3] I'll be consolidating two large i.e. 4' tallx5' longx4'wide compost piles into one in april turning both over to become one.
list at ginda.us wrote:
> Charlie, how much compost are you talking about? (Not that I have any
> idea what the answer to you question is.) And why do you want to add
> zinc sulphate? For the sulfer, the zinc, or both?
> Charles Paradise wrote:
> > I'm going to turn over my compost pile in April. I was thinking of
> > adding 5 lbs. of zinc sulphate mixed into throughout. Would this be
> > an overdose?
> > Charlie Paradise
> > zone 5/Massachusetts
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