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Re: Iron in the Water


Michael D. Cook wrote:
> 
> At 08:38 AM 8/4/98 EDT, you wrote:
> > We have a nursery
> >here  that has that problem due to the iron content in the water.
> 
> The thing of it is, I LIKE the darker color - it looks especially good on
> 'Snow Cap'.  I think I will add a little iron to see if I can maintain the
> hue.  There is a product called 'chelated iron' which I use to acidify the
> soil for azaleas...do you think a little of this would do any harm, as long
> as I didn't lower the soil pH drastically?
> 
> Sheila Smith
> mikecook@pipeline.com
> Niles, MI  USA, Z 5/6
> 
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If it really is iron, it will also "stain" the white parts a sort of 
dirty light yellow.  I doubt that you will like the results.
Ran Lydell
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