[NAFEX] PH? potted citrus
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?
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