Use of Borax on My Allotment

Anonymous added on October 4, 2014 | Answered

My swedes are very bitter. I am informed that if I use borax on my land, this will cure the problem. Do I use it? How much, for how long? I am also informed that I can poison my land with borax.

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Answered on October 6, 2014

I would not recommend using borax on your garden. While it can have beneficial effects, if not used exactly in the correct amounts, it can poison the soil. It is just not worth the risks.If your swede was very bitter, this is due to stress on the plant. Make sure that your soil is well amended and that the plants are getting all the water they need during the growing season. Also, keep a close eye out for pests and disease and treat as soon as possible when you find them. This can further stress a plant.

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