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ph in my soil

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 23:27

Which is what I said.

ph in my soil

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 23:09

Your pH level (pH = acidity or alkalinity) can be adjusted by using lime or potash. I feel that the insignificant amount of potash present in wood ash wouldn't make much difference. I think applying lime at the rate of about 1.1/2lbs per  sq yd would be required.

Having said that, lime is better applied in late winter, not now.

ph in my soil

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 22:37

Hi, Bracken - The target soil pH for vegetables typically falls between 5.5 and 7.5, although there are a few yours seems to be satisfactory for most things.

Wood ash contains a certain amount of potash, this is useful for feeding flowers & fruit.

Application rate of your wood ash (providing it isn't contaminated) isn't critical as it contains only small amounts  of potash....say 1/2lb per sq'll need to do the metric conversion.


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:19

I'm feeling a bit guilty now, about highlighting this 'liver fluke' issue.

Be assured that the stuff you buy from supermarkets and other retailers will be commercially grown and represent absolutely no will that grown in the garden & allotment.


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 12:17

Not sure about sheep specifically, Rb, but the parasite finds its way into the water courses where the watercress grows via the droppings of drinking cattle etc.

raspberry shoots in lawn

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:32

Yes indeed, they will make excellent new canes.


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 09:31

No wish be a party pooper and I don't think it's relevant in this instance. However, I would advise anyone who forages or buys watercress from an unknown source to familiarise themselves with the dangers of contracting liver fluke from it.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 19:50


I'm sure you'll agree. the structure of most flowers is amazing.

Growing tomatoes

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 21:17

No one ever listens to me....sniff!


Camera Corner

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 17:47
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Thank you for the sunset pic David, my favourites


Do try to keep up dear!  


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