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Using Citric acid as a ph reducer, and chelating agent
« on: December 28, 2012, 08:29:08 PM »
http://www.growthproducts.com/pdfs/NAIH_Why_Citric_Acid.pdf

I'm wondering how effective citric acid will be, in reducing the ph of water treated by municipalities.

I think this link above is encouraging.

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Re: Using Citric acid as a ph reducer, and chelating agent
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 01:35:21 AM »
Time to use some lemon juice in the garden  ;D.
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Re: Using Citric acid as a ph reducer, and chelating agent
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 03:43:41 PM »
Interesting stuff, thanks for the link.   I compost all the unused citrus in my yard.   Plants seem to like it!   

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Re: Using Citric acid as a ph reducer, and chelating agent
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 05:35:37 PM »
Maybe I can find a use for all of the sour oranges and grapefruits that fall to the ground by me!

All sorts of citrus goes to waste, for being no good to eat!  I'm sure some plants might appreciate the acidity and chelating properties of these fruits. 

I will make sure to juice them and add the rinds to city water...I  have some sensitive plants that could benefit (eugenias, myrciarias, garcinias)

 

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