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Southern Maryland (Zone 7a)
Jan 12, 2013 6:22 AM CST
|A couple additions to the above thoughts. It may not be over-fertilization leaving salt deposits in the pots' soil, but the use of chemical fertilizers doing it. Try using an organic fertilizer which contains no salts at all.|
If chlorination is the problem, here's a simple tip: Fill your watering can and allow the water to sit severl hours - to 24 hours first, to allow the chlorine to evaporate first before using it to water plants.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~ Margaret Atwood
Jan 12, 2013 10:57 AM CST
|Thanks for the tips, Speedie. When potting up plants, it's also a good idea to check the contents listed on the bag. Some potting soils contain chemical fertilizers in the mix.|
Rain water may be an alternative to tap water for those who are willing to collect it. I count myself as very fortunate to have a cistern system that collects the rain off all the roofs on our property. I even get to use rain water during the winter.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
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