Lowering pH

Peg Cook pegcook at northnet.org
Fri Oct 20 10:29:25 EDT 2000


Charlie,
Try to find some "elemental Sulfur" (prill form - if possible) and sprinkle
away from the veggies and lightly work into the soil.  Use about a cupful
per 50 sqft.  Sulfur will lower the pH, but, with that high of pH it could
take 3 to 5 years to get it down to around a 6.5.


Peg Cook
Cook's Consulting

pegcook at northnet.org

----- Original Message -----
From: Charlie Shultz <aquaponics at hotmail.com>
To: market farming <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2000 9:15 AM
Subject: Lowering pH


> Dear Farm-Friends,
>
> I recently established a few large raised beds for vegetable production in
> the Virgin Islands (yes, 12 month growing season).  I will soon have a
> complete soil analysis done, but managed to get a pH reading yesterday.
My
> pH is high, about 8.6.  Unfortunately I have already planted my various
> crops and don't know how to lower the pH without stressing the plants.
Can
> anyone recommend a method for lowering pH in an established veggie bed?
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Charlie
> Sunny St. Croix
>
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