[NAFEX] PH? potted citrus

lee reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Mon Dec 5 09:11:58 EST 2005

You might try just adding some vinegar to your water -- about a half- 
teaspoon per quart of water -- each time the plant needs watering.

Lee Reich, PhD

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On Dec 5, 2005, at 7:30 AM, Thomas Olenio wrote:

> 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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