[NAFEX] PH? potted citrus

loneroc loneroc at mwt.net
Mon Dec 5 07:59:24 EST 2005


Sprinkle elemental sulfur on, and water in.  Solved my problems w/soil PH
for citrus and camellias.  Statr w/ 1/2 tsp in 12 inch pot.

Steve Herje, Lone Rock, WI

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Olenio" <tolenio at sentex.net>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 6:30 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] PH? potted citrus


> Hello All,
>
> I have a couple of potted citrus and I have a PH question.
>
> Our water is hard, heavy with calcium.  By watering the potted citrus with
> this water it sweetens the soil.  Citurs like slightly acidic soil.  I
> believe this hard water is stunting my potted citrus.
>
> Is there a means to either make my water slightly acid or top dress the
> soil with an an acidifying amendment?
>
> The plants do very well outside with natural rain water during the summer,
> but coming indoors with hard water seems to set them back.
>
> Any suggestions?  Possibly "Jobes" makes acidifying soil sticks?  Is
> melted snow acidic like rain water?
>
> Thanks,
> Tom
>
>
>
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