Tomato Plants

Increase Alkalinity of My Garden Soil

victor57 added on May 9, 2011 | Answered

Tomato plants bloom and flowers fall off, while peppers and okra are small without expected growth. Everything is small. I removed most soil and put in garden soil. I want to know if I need to increase the alkalinity. If so, what is best/easist way to do this?

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Answered on May 15, 2011

This sounds like a fertility issue more than a pH issue. I would guess a a potassium issue, to tell the truth. Have your soil tested, in the meantime, try giving the plants some potash to boost fertility.

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