Mineral deposits and PH

robert schuler sunnfarm at bellatlantic.net
Wed Jul 12 00:13:21 EDT 2000

> Peter get your water tested everyone who irrigates should get a test because many growth
> problems can be prevented this way, you may have a very high soluble salts problem with
> your water source, you said you have hard water, usually that means very high lime content
> but you said you have alot of iron, that usually means low Ph soft water,
> whatever....anyway Iron in water attracts a form of bacteria that live off the iron and
> gunk up the drip lines which also attracts other mineral deposits and adding 1-3ppm
> chlorine as a constant feed will prevent that, I cannot say if adding chlorine will effect
> organic standards but coastal farming areas receive 20-30 lbs per acre chlorine from the
> ocean wind naturally and it takes a pound of chlorine to make a bushel of wheat so keep
> that in mind if you decide to treat your water...

Sunny Meadow Farm
Bridgeton, NJ.

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