December 12, 2016 00:02

As limp soil.

cause of many failed harvests gardeners called "sour" soil.However, not everyone knows for sure the soil on the site, and rely on speculation or neighbors tips.Let's try to learn to identify the acidity of the soil and deoxidize it if necessary.

Determine acidic soil is pretty simple.One of the ways - litmus paper test.To do this, choose a bit of land to a depth of 20-30 cm. Moisten the soil with water (distilled or boiled necessarily) put in it a litmus paper, and pressed for a few minutes in the hand.If the land is "sour", then take litmus red, slightly acidic composition will stain the paper into a pinkish color.The blue or blue-green indicating that the soil portion to neutral.

More land is determined by the acidity leaves of cherry, which is filled with boiling water and allowed to cool.In a cool infusion lay some ground spoons and carefully stir.When the land will settle to the bottom, exploring water color: red color indicates that the acidity increased, and blue - indicate a ne
utral composition of the soil.

If the soil is really "sour", the deoxidation is carried out as follows: lime into the soil making fertilizer.They are part and lead to normal, and eliminate weeds from.It is best to produce liming after harvesting, so as not to mix with other fertilizers.

less aggressive deoxidation chalk done.It is also distributed in the area.This method is applied in early spring before planting.

Good deoxidize the soil and dolomite flour.However, it is important to keep in mind after this deoxidation, further fertilizer in the form of urea, ammonium nitrate, superphosphate and sulfate Amon contraindicated.The fact is that the dolomite - already excellent fertilizer, saturating the soil with potassium and magnesium, and other beneficial trace elements.It is applied in the spring, which significantly increases the yield.

to traditional methods of soil deoxidation include wood ash fertilizer, alabaster, cement and eggshells.However, these methods are called effective is difficult.Their effect is weak, and the composition of the soil improvement comes not quite soon.Deoxidize these methods the soil in late autumn when preparing the garden for winter.

Use these tips and get excellent results.Good luck!