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Re: SOIL PH

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » April 30th, 2014, 9:58 am

Mogra never looked happy with me so I discarded it, I will now get another plant and grow it in acidic soil.

Is your PH meter reliable mine looks like yours, Chinese and I doubt its reliability.

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Re: SOIL PH

Post by Izhar » April 30th, 2014, 10:25 am

I doubt its accuracy but not reliability :mrgreen:

Will judge by using a buffer solution of constant pH. It shows different reading in Vinegar solution, Battery Solution, Tap Water, Ammonium Sulfate solution and Ferrous Sulfate solution....

This plant is my new Gardenia (imported one)... it was getting worse day by day with weak and cholorotic leaves... it shed all the leaves, the new growth was yellow and thin... it changed dramatically after the use of battery solution...

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Re: SOIL PH

Post by Izhar » September 14th, 2014, 1:52 pm

UPDATE:

The experiment ended in vain as the plant was not watered when i was away and it dried..

But another experiment went excellent, i.e. mixing peat in the soil, look at this, it is a local variegated gardenia:

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Re: SOIL PH

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » September 14th, 2014, 8:59 pm

Had you fed them Ferrous sulphate the result would have been even better.
I got blooms much more than ever before, the plants are much more greener.
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Re: SOIL PH

Post by Izhar » September 14th, 2014, 9:10 pm

This is true Sir, ferrous sulfate has to be used in large quantities and regularly... it is convenient for pots and for curing cholorosis... i had given this plant ferrous sulfate before, it turned it green but after a month the new leaves were cholorotiic again... peat was used in June and still the plant is producing healthy leaves....

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Re: SOIL PH

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » September 15th, 2014, 12:09 pm

My fertiliser mix, which I use regularly in all beds has ample Iron sulphate.

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