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Re: Lime and pine nuggets
From: plantnut plantnut at macconnect.com> on 2001.07.24 at 14:01:45(7111)|
When you add eight cups of dolomitic limestone... to what volume are you
adding.... What is the cu. ft. of your mix...
>I always add eight cups of dolomitic limestone (Dolomite) to my soil mix
>of Peat and Perlite. It help bring Ph of mix up to 5.5 to 6.0 a better
>range for the absorption of nutrients by the plants. Ph of the soil mix
>will usually shift downward (become more acid) as peat in soil breaks
>down. Adding dolomite supplies Calcium and Magnesium and keeps the soil
>mix at a higher Ph so that it lasts longer in the pot. Adding
>uncomposted Pine bark to a mix might acidify the mix and if as they
>decompose the bacteria and fungi that break down the bark may pull
>nitrogen and other nutrients from soil mix. Soil mixes may be a subject
>that we need to discuss further.
>Denis at Silver Krome Gardens
>brian williams wrote:
>> OK I would like to know in my Alocasia mix would it be wise to add lime dust
>> to the mix of perlite and powdered sphagnum? So do the aroids like the acid
>> of the soil or does it matter. I know I planted a Philo willimsii in a mix
>> with pine nuggets and it seemed to kill it. I figured from the acid being to
>> high. The ones potted in a different mix are still a live. But the ones that
>> had the pine nuggets did not send new roots into the soil and finally turned
>> a bright yellow before dyeing. This also happened to another philo in only
>> 12 day from being repotted. I have sense kept pine nuggets out of my philo
>> mix. My amorphs seem to like pine nuggets thought. But to me pine nuggets
>> and lime it seems most plants would only like one or the other do aroids
>> like both? Like azaleas they only like acid soil and will not live with lime
>> in the soil.
>> So will lime kill a aroid?
>> Will the acid soil kill a aroid? If so which ones? I
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