- Subject: Re: [cg] Soil
- From: "Libby J. Goldstein" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2002 20:17:29 -0500
Title: Re: [cg] Soil
It's true that over time the addition of compost will help
neutralize your pH; however plants like beans, peppers and tomatoes
are not seriously fond of higher pH's.
We've used coffee grounds to lower the pH, but unless you buy
organic coffee or Starbucks sells it, it might be hard to find organic
coffee grounds. On the other hand, having been brewed might have
leached out anything you don't want.
If you can find meal from organically grown cotton seed, that
would work too.
Has your soil been tested for other ingredients? Our garden was
an old school with lots of bricks and mortar still in the ground, and
our pH was only 7.8. You might want to find out what else is
going on with yours.
USDA zone 7A Sunset zone 32