[NAFEX] pH and Citrus
friendly27sw at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 6 16:14:20 EST 2005
I agree it's a good idea to check the pH before
applying a remedy. I even have one of the inexpensive
pH meters, however depsite what appears to be uniform
potting mix, I can get fairly wide-ranging readings
each time I put the probe in the pot. So I don't feel
it's been very useful to get a good feel for the
--- Jim Fruth <jfruth at uslink.net> wrote:
> When we have a pH problem/question, we should
> buy a pH meter. Any
> reputable nursery should carry them or can order
> them - they cost around
> $20. Harbor Freight sells Chinese copies for $2.29
> and they work as good as
> the expensive models.
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN
> I have a couple of potted citrus and I have a PH
> 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
> 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
> Any suggestions? Possibly "Jobes" makes acidifying
> soil sticks? Is
> melted snow acidic like rain water?
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