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Old 07-07-2008, 08:01 PM
 
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I need to make my soil more alkaline. Does anyone knows what I am supposed to add to the soil? Thank you,
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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The better approach would be to plant things that do well in more acidic/lower PH soils. Plenty of beautiful plants thrive in acid soils.

To plant something unsuited for your climate and soil conditions, and to attempt to amend the soil to suit the planting, is short term and will ultimately fail. Overall a waste of time, money, and effort.

Do you actually know what the soil PH is?
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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Add lime.
Read this site first. Soil acidity... How to adjust the soil pH in your garden
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:29 PM
 
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Try adding the lime during the winter months and use lime pellets. I do this every other winter because I use fertilzers that make soil acidic over time on my lawn and gfdlower beds.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh N. Hills / Houston-Clear Lake
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I use Espoma dolomitic lime in my garden

Garden Lime - Espoma Natural Gardening Solutions

found at the mom & pop garden centers.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: When will Hell Freeze Phoenix, AZ
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Or you could just move to Phoenix. Lots of alkaline soil here!
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