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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:50 PM

I have been having a little think, which is always dangerous.... In countries where hermanns torts live in the wild, calcium is a natural ingredient in the soil structure and I understand that the plants that grow there are high in calcium and therefore torts grow well.
Do you think I could grow 'high calcium' plants by mixing limestone flour with soil for the plants I grow, but also dig some around the plants in Tort Lodge Gardens. A bit like you would if you were feeding the plants fertiliser.
Or would I be wasting my time x x hugs x x

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:50 PM

Hello Stella

Do you know what ph level your soil is because,if your soil has a  high ph  then it will have more calcium present in if its acidic then the levels are less,you can get some cheap test kits from garden centres i have seen some in wilkinsons.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:25 PM

I will do a test!!! Thanks Jayne xx x hugs x x

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:29 AM

I have been having a little think, which is always dangerous.... In countries where hermanns torts live in the wild, calcium is a natural ingredient in the soil structure and I understand that the plants that grow there are high in calcium and therefore torts grow well.
Do you think I could grow 'high calcium' plants by mixing limestone flour with soil for the plants I grow, but also dig some around the plants in Tort Lodge Gardens. A bit like you would if you were feeding the plants fertiliser.
Or would I be wasting my time x x hugs x x

I asked Andy at The Tortoise Trust  similar question a few years ago and he said yes.... the plants would have a higher calcium content if you add limstone flour to the soil.

 

I do this if I'm growing weeds indoors over the winter. :)



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:33 PM

I do the same I add limestone flour to the soil where im growing seeds. :)



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:39 PM

Then I shall do the same, it sort of made sense. thanks!! X x x hugs x x x




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