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Q.What Is The Best Way To Add Iron To The Soil

Zone Sunnyvale, CA | tom_yuschak added on July 28, 2022 | Answered

The soil in my location if clay based and I have read that adding iron to the soil will improve growing conditions. What is the best way to add iron to the soil?

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Answered on July 29, 2022

Actually, clay soil will contain quite a bit of iron, already! Amending clay soils should be done with soft organic material, such as perlite, vermiculite, coco-coir, peat-moss, or other materials to break up the clay content. By far, the best way to amend the soil will be compost. Well composted organic material will break up the stickiness of the soil, while adding all of the nutrients that will be missing.


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