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Old 04-09-2010, 07:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I got my compost test it came back at 7.0. I was told this is a little high but should be just fine. What is any easy way to bring the PH down or should I even worry about it? I was thinking maybe lots of used coffee grounds would help.
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I got my compost test it came back at 7.0. I was told this is a little high but should be just fine. What is any easy way to bring the PH down or should I even worry about it? I was thinking maybe lots of used coffee grounds would help.
Yep, it's a little bit over the normal value. I'd suggest mixing the compost pile with mowed grass and see if it brings the pH down a little. Rotting mowed grass in my case causes my vermipile to go acidic (sometimes even below 4.0).
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Default Re: Ph 7.0

I used to worry a lot about my pH. Not anymore. I found out it changed naturally by way of adding fertilizers or compost. Even the water you use will change the pH overtime.
I only worry now if there is a substantial change on the color of my plant leaves.
If it is neutral like you have I smile because that is within tolerance of most plants.
Why worry? That's what I say.
I usually see the difference when I measured the pH if the soil is too acid or too alkaline by the color of their leaves. I used to panic and add too much but throughout the years my plants live anyways one way or another. And harvest my fruit with the littlest thing I've done. So I save money that way.
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