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What is pH and why do I need to know this?

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What is pH and why do I need to know this?

Post  camprn on 6/11/2013, 6:00 pm

This blog post is pretty good at describing in laymen's terms what pH is and is not.
Stop Liming your Soil Based on the pH!

Does anyone else have some good links that describe pH and it's importance in the garden?

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Post  donnainzone5 on 6/11/2013, 6:06 pm

Camprn,

What a revelation! Thanks!
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Re: What is pH and why do I need to know this?

Post  boffer on 6/11/2013, 6:19 pm

@camprn wrote:This blog post is pretty good at describing in laymen's terms what pH is and is not...

+1 Hopefully it puts to bed (he he) one more incorrect anecdotal factoid.
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Re: What is pH and why do I need to know this?

Post  southern gardener on 6/11/2013, 6:24 pm

It's interesting that in Mel's first book/recipe he actually called for a "coffee can" of lime to be added for a recipe to fill two boxes. I wonder what the reasoning was??
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Re: What is pH and why do I need to know this?

Post  bnoles on 6/11/2013, 6:28 pm

EXCELLENT!

Thanks camprn

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