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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: types of soil Reply with quote

hi,i have just done a test on the soil in my garden,i was surprised to find its neutral to alkaline,i really though i had an acidy soil,what sort of plants can i grow?if its neutral does that mean i can sow most types?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sal, since different plants can grow in different pH levels, you will want your soil to be as close to neutral as possible.
This way, you will have more variety in terms of the kinds of plants and flowers to use in your garden.
This will save you money and effort when looking for plants and amending the soil.
See here..... Your Garden - Testing the Soil.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you for that,looking at the phial in daylight it is actually a light greenish colour,and my hubby says its neutral,so on now to that other post on testing,
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