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Old 06-09-2018, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by in_newengland View Post
The soil. You need to turn that soil and amend it too. It looks like it might be clay and the poor roots can't get into it to obtain nutrients. You need to check the ph and probably add bonemeal or lime. I learned the hard way that if the ph is off, the plants can't even use the nutrients that are present. Lime is cheaper than bone meal but lime takes months to work. Bone meal works fast.

If the soil is poor, the plants will be sick and weak and prone to disease. Get the soil tested and get it up to standard.
How do you recommend getting the soil tested?
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Old 06-11-2018, 04:24 AM
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Originally Posted by Thinking-man View Post
Yes. Ok. I'll stop
The only reason its bad is because of soil splash. Otherwise you can water from above. It does rain from above, right? Just make sure the lower leaves aren't touching the soil. Another reason to water from down low is to save water. You lose water when you do from above because it wets areas you don't need and plus you lose with evaporation on those hot days.
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