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 Post subject: Re: an idea for compost
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:29 pm 
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Yes, I think it is worth checking your soil. You don't need anything fancy

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 Post subject: Re: an idea for compost
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thank you, this is something that is out of my ledge,

I don't know anything about a ph kit

but I have been told it is worth it


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 Post subject: Re: an idea for compost
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:39 pm 
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You can get different sorts - some are like chemical kits and are quite fiddly. Others are like a probe you stick into the soil (but the soil has to be damp for them to work)

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does anyone know if there is a list of veggies and what ph they like to grow in??


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Have a look here but don't get too worried about exact measurements. Generally some things prefer to grow in soil which is more acid and others prefer more alkaline. Rough enough is close enough. You will see by the chart that most veggies prefer a soil which is slightly acid to neutral.

http://www.thegardenhelper.com/soilPH.htm


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thank you so much


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got my kit


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 Post subject: Re: an idea for compost
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i tested -----
1. the garden bed – 6.5
2. bannana tree --- 5.5
3. compost ---- 6.5
4. chook run ---- 7


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All looking pretty good then! I would be happy with those results.

I just googled bananas and apparent they like a lower or more acidic ph so 5.5 should be perfect for the banana.

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Azira wrote:
That was just to give you an idea, it's not really as complicated as it seems. With that example, most commonly found chelated iron is EDTA and is still ok to use with higher pH, it just can't be utilised as well, so instead of 100% of it being used it'll drop to 50% or 25%, etc.

Knowing your pH will be of use to you. Whether you get the usual pH test kits with the indicator solutions, or go for a digital pH reader, the info you get will be handy.

A rather amusing tip if and when you grow tomatoes....there are a series of images online from a book on marijuana growing with descriptions and images of deficiency/overdose of nutrients when growing cannabis. It is far better than any actual tomato growing information I've found, even though the plants are technically different. :biggrin:


Is basing your grow on a book about marijuana be really all that good for tomatos? The foliage looks similar but the end product is not.


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rookie-rappaz, this discussion took place in 2017


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At least the bump reminded me we need a new pH kit, must call in to Bunnings today.

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