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07/12/2012 at 10:28

I have just created new beds for growing fruit and vegetables and the top soil that I hto ordered is extremely alkaline ,what is the best way of improving it.. My existing soil is neutral to alkaline

07/12/2012 at 10:30

Have you done a ph test on the soil?-if so what was the reading?

Adding organic matter to the soil-manure compost etc- will lower the ph level making it less alkaline

07/12/2012 at 11:01

Don't traditional veg growers add lime to soil to make it alkaline?  

07/12/2012 at 12:44
I always use lime!
08/12/2012 at 07:41
annefiona wrote (see)

I have just created new beds for growing fruit and vegetables and the top soil that I hto ordered is extremely alkaline ,what is the best way of improving it.. My existing soil is neutral to alkaline

Presumably you've tested both the existing soil and the new stuff? What figures did you get?

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