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Re: ot-bio Darm Crook


Hi

TBs may prefer slightly alkaline soil, but they grow just fine at 6.5. I
wouldn't contemplate adding lime or anything till the pH was below  5.5.

On the alkaline side we have people here in South Australia that grow TBs on
soil with pH as high as 10.

We have pH 6.1 soil and it is great, as we can grow the one that like lime
(beardeds, and spuria) as well as the acid loving. Even Japanese grow well
for us.


Colleen Modra
Impressive Irises

PO Box 169
Charleston  SA 5244

sales@impressiveirises.com.au
www.impressiveirises.com.au

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sandra Barss" <barsssa@mb.sympatico.ca>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 8:52 AM
Subject: Re: [iris] ot-bio Darm Crook


> Hi
>
> 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.
>
> Sandra
> 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
> >>
> >>temperature
> >>
> >>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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