how long does it take soil to recover from salt?

rober49(5 St Louis)August 19, 2013

title says it all.........

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Are you asking about salt as in table salt?
If so, how much was added to (or is in) the soil?
And why was it added?

The time til it's gone varies on what happens next.

If the salt is the sodium of table salt, mix in gypsum and water thoroughly to flush the stuff out.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 11:07PM
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Depends on where in the United States you are and the amount of rainfall you get, or the amount of water you pour on the soil, as well as the amount and type of salt. Gypsum is known to help move the sodium (salts) out of soil a bit faster than just water.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 7:26AM
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