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powdered oyster shells for ph
    #4028193 - 04/07/05 09:48 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I bought my tomatoes today and also some powderad oyster shells to pre plant with the tomatoes. will thi same stuff work to raise ph in casings? is there a rule of thumb for amounts to add? or should i just invest in a ph testing kit? i haven't quite figured out what to case with yet. i'v got some jiffy mix.does it require a buffer?
any input apriciated.  peace :flowerchild:


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Re: powdered oyster shells for ph [Re: closetgrower]
    #4028209 - 04/07/05 09:50 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Read the faqs...^^^^^^^^they are up there


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Re: powdered oyster shells for ph [Re: PawPaw]
    #4028225 - 04/07/05 09:55 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

PH testing strips are cheap and accurate. No set rule, maybe somewhere around 5% ratio to casing mix works good.


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Re: powdered oyster shells for ph [Re: PawPaw]
    #4028234 - 04/07/05 09:57 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

the faqs speak mainly of lime. if you don't want to answer my question, then dont. skip it.  :bye:


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Re: powdered oyster shells for ph [Re: closetgrower]
    #4028245 - 04/07/05 09:59 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

thank you diver. have you had any experience with the jiffy mix. or is it worth the time to mix my own? thanks again.


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Re: powdered oyster shells for ph [Re: closetgrower]
    #4028259 - 04/07/05 10:01 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

No problem. Never used Jiffy personally, but I've seen some success with it around here--it will work as a casing mix. May want to check the PH on it if you do use it, I'm not sure where it comes in at.

Mixing your own is worth it, I like verm/peat 50/50.


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Re: powdered oyster shells for ph [Re: Holydiver]
    #4028303 - 04/07/05 10:11 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

well alright! now were cookin. does anyone know about this powdered shit? should work right.


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Re: powdered oyster shells for ph [Re: closetgrower]
    #4028306 - 04/07/05 10:12 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Powdered oyster shell is perfect.


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Re: powdered oyster shells for ph [Re: Holydiver]
    #4028359 - 04/07/05 10:22 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

diver youv'e managed to answer all my questions, thank you. :bananamusic:


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Re: powdered oyster shells for ph [Re: closetgrower]
    #4030160 - 04/08/05 11:26 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Mix in extra verm (medium grade) with the Jiffy mix if you got it.


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