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Re: bermudagrass wars

Soil here runs neutral to slightly sweet. Mine was about 6.5 last time I
had it tested maybe 3 years ago. I've got a test bag here for Texas A &
M so will do another sample while I have all these beds dug up. The
camellia gets acid plant fertilizer 4 X a year and mulched w/ coffee
grounds about once a month and it does ok. I'm pleased because it
provides much needed color in the winter!! It also has the dubious
distinctintion of being the most expensive plant in the garden!! LOL Its
leaves got a bit singed during those couple of 109-107 degree days (w/o
humidity) but the buds are intact.

I was relieved!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Cersgarden@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 29 Aug 2003 21:16:35 EDT

>In a message dated 8/29/03 10:27:28 AM, gardenqueen@gbronline.com writes:
><< Would love to see some of that good
>Iowa soil someday. Supposed to be fantastic stuff!  >>
>Pam, for the most part, Iowa soil is good soil for corn however we must amend 
>our soil just as you do for a garden.  We have heavy clay.  When I first 
>started gardening I did the  db dig but I now do as Kitty does using a tiller 
>however we have a larger one.  I have never used the additives you are applying 
>but instead use peat, sand & compost.  What is your ph?
>    Ceres
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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