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by Jiffymouse on March 19, 2004 06:53 PM
i know that pine straw is adds something to the soil and i think it is acidic, but not sure. [dunno] can anyone tell me? i have an abundance of it and was going to use it to break up some packed soil. just need to know what i can plant in it when i am done.
by weezie13 on March 19, 2004 09:07 PM
Yep, it's acidic!!
How about mater's?????????

Oh, no, I forgot you're not a mater'er able!!!

How about...........
BLUEBERRIES!!!!
Do you like those???

Weezie

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by weezie13 on March 19, 2004 09:22 PM
Or strawberries, eucalyptus, gooseberry, hardy kiwifruit, Alliums, columbines and wild columbines, Arums (I love the one I have, very carefree and reseeds itself), ferns, scarlet runner beans, balloon flowers, rhododendron's,
azalea's....
Oh, there's a ton of stuff that likes acidity soils!

Weezie

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by weezie13 on March 19, 2004 09:35 PM
Siberian Irises Iris's too!! [Wink] [flower]

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by Jiffymouse on March 19, 2004 09:43 PM
ok, that's what i thought, but i couldn't remember. the old noggin just ain't working right these days!

don't know what i'm putting there, but... it'll be good anyway. the spot gets good morning/mid day sun.
by Judith on March 22, 2004 05:31 AM
We have used pine straw for years for a general mulch all over our yard. We add more each fall and spring to replace and clean up things.

Of course we have great azaleas and a huge gardenia, but have had success with many other plants too! [flower] This old southerner from GA grew up with loads of pine straw available in our woods for mulching. I never knew it made the soil acidic. [Big Grin]

Guess that's why the few alkaline lovers I've tried may not have succeeded. [nutz]

Anyway, thanks for the info, and I can certainly let you know the plants in my yard that love it!

Judith in Tallahassee
by Phil and Laura on March 23, 2004 02:54 AM
The soil here in Mn. stays a fairly constant ph of 6.5 to 7, unless it is manipulated, all I can really suggest is get a ph tester and use it when ever you may have a doubt. Acidity or alkalinity can be adjusted easily though [grin]

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