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Preparing soil
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Gran    Posted 01-02-2005 at 17:18:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Current events aside for a bit. Does anyone here know how to make clay soil acidic or is it just not possible? Should I have it dub out and replaced with loam or what? Thanks for any information.

Gran    Posted 01-02-2005 at 18:06:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Salmoneye and all,

I will first try the pine needles then go to Canadian Tire for the others.

Randy    Posted 01-02-2005 at 17:55:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Also says aluminum sulfate, 3-4 tablespoons to a gallon of water. Apply twice, a fortnight apart and 4-6 months before bloom time.

Gran    Posted 01-02-2005 at 17:35:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have pine trees on property.

Trying to grow blue hydrandeas.

Randy    Posted 01-02-2005 at 17:39:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Think some people throw in some nails with hydrangeas, makes them bluer.

Gran    Posted 01-02-2005 at 17:41:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry to sound dense, but nails made of what?

Randy    Posted 01-02-2005 at 17:49:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Like the ones you nail wood together with.

Gran    Posted 01-02-2005 at 18:02:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Okay silly. Randy I meant lead or steel nails not Phillips or standard. Still laughing though.

Randy    Posted 01-03-2005 at 07:48:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Steel, never heard of lead.

Salmoneye    Posted 01-02-2005 at 17:26:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Get all the pine needles you can and till them in...Acid as all get-out, and will 'fluff' the clay...If you can't get pine needles, offer to take all the leaves from the people that waste their time bagging them up and paying to have them taken away...A load of sand spread and tilled in can't hurt either...

my .2

Randy    Posted 01-02-2005 at 17:30:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Elemental sulfur is fast and nitrgen fertilizer is slower. Or organically like Salmoneye says.
What are you trying to grow?

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