Originally Posted by Arnold.
Which peat do you use growingcrazy?
This lime number seems very low to me.
Or did you lime your peat beforehand?
I started off with that number, but my pH did almost not move in my mix. Did some reading and seems like a rate of 2-5g of lime/l of substrate is more common. That is around 10 times your number.
This worries me about the differences between our types of peat. It seems like yours has a lot less available EC sites.
I've yet to test what rate works out for my peat. Plus, I should retest my mix in a few days, I understand not all of the reaction has yes taken place.
My chicken compost in that base mix brings the medium to 5.9 pH. I didn't post that mix as a recipe to follow. It is an example of what works in my peat and compost combo. My numbers bring me to my target in that mix... Once you have a good base, your input numbers will not be identical to anyone else. Your mix, your balance.
Your testing is what matters in your situation. I would test 50gr (3lbs/yd) , 60gr (3.5 lbs/yd) and 70gr (4lb/yd) to the cuft to start. Break those numbers down to test single gallons.
Originally Posted by led05
looks familiar btw - same type of place we live, u get more sun :( or
Only issue with being near the coast is the winds. Light silty soils erode quickly here without some management.
My computer ended it's life, took all of my files and whatnot with it. Not in the mood to start over again, may not pick up another until fall. Spring is busy season too... You few that can, keep in touch.