[Lowering pH]

biz at soon.com biz at soon.com
Tue Oct 24 14:50:14 EDT 2000

> David,
> If you are trying to raise your pH levels then you should back off on
> applying compost, peat moss or anything of that nature as these amendments
> will produce H+ ions and make the soil more acid.

Peg, I am hoping you can explain to me about peat in more detail. I've
consistently measured the pH of peat moss out of the bag at 7.0, or flat
neutral. Is it in the breakdown process that peat acidifies? Could you
explain to me how a 7.0 product could acidfy soil? Thanks.

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