Northeast Gardening forum: Greensand/Gypsom

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Viceamok
Aug 31, 2016 7:22 AM CST
I live in the Fingerlakes region of NY and the "soil" here is gravel and clay. The recent drought notwithstanding, I have had trouble with some of the trees I've planted "shrinking" rather than growing...
The vegetables are going like gangbusters in a mixture of cow manure and compost. I also added calcium (lime) and greensand to them and it seems to have done the trick. Is this safe for the the trees? They are mostly saplings and seedlings, BTW...
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Aug 31, 2016 1:00 PM CST
I have never heard of greensand....some plants like lime, but some like it acidic instead,, depends on the variety.....my niece lives in Pittsford, so I visit there once a year....love the NY state apples!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Oct 8, 2016 9:47 AM CST
Greensand is a fabulous product but I have never tried it on trees. Used it many times on my flower beds.

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