acid vegetable garden
I made the mistake of putting wood ashes directly on my vegetable garden soil one winter ago. Then this past fall I strew a nice layer of guinea coop leavings including wood shavings on the garden directly. Apparently this was also a mistake. I had a ph test taken, which read 5. I am confused because I thought the wood ash was like lime, ie; ph raising and was afraid I'd raised it too much. Could the birdhouse litter have acidified the soil that much? I will run this stuff through a hot compost in the future (NOT composting the wood ash as I read in your FAQ). In the meantime is there anything I can do to help this garden survive? Thank you very much for any comments you might leave.