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by KD on June 10, 2006 04:11 AM
Does anyone know how high acid levels in dirt affect cucumbers growth? I'm just wondering because I've grown them for 3 years with great success and this year I've been mixing coffee grounds in the dirt. Now I see a lot of dead snails and some flowers germanating but the cucumbers have yet to show up from the seeds. Is it the coffee in the dirt affecting it somehow? [dunno]

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by johnCT on June 10, 2006 04:15 AM
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Originally posted by KD:
Is it the coffee in the dirt affecting it somehow? [dunno]
No.

Have you had a soil test done?

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John - Zone 6
by KD on June 10, 2006 04:33 AM
No..I haven't had a soil test done. In fact I wouldn't know how to test it. Where can I get the materials to do so?

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by Danno on June 10, 2006 08:51 AM
any gardening store will have them. . . fruit basket flowerland for example here in michigan. . lowes, homedepot. . . etc etc. anywhere that sells potting soil & flowers [Smile]
by johnCT on June 10, 2006 02:23 PM
Soil test kits from the stores are not worth the money. Have a lab do it. Here KD...

http://www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/homeGarden/default.asp#soil

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John - Zone 6
by KD on June 10, 2006 08:32 PM
Thanks John and Danno. I'll check them out.

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