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Re: ot-bio Darm Crook


I hope someone corrects me if I am wrong, but I always thought
bearded irises preferred a slightly alkaline soil.  I think Japanese and
Siberian irises prefer an acidic soil though.

Lucky you with sandy loam should be perfect for irises.

SE Manitoba

Darm CROOK wrote:

>  Hi Sandra :
>  I agree with you that the wind chill isn`t a real
>temperature .
> Our soil here is naturally acidic at a 6.5ph .It`s a
>light , well drained , sandy loam . For the vegie
>garden I add lime every couple of years . I think it
>should be good for Irises , or do they prefer an
>alkaline soil ? 
>  Darm
>--- Sandra Barss <barsssa@mb.sympatico.ca> wrote:
>but I like
>>pretending that -55C. with the wind chill isn't real
>>What type of soil do you have?  I find I lose more
>>of my irises to my 
>>heavy soil and
>>rot than to cold.  
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