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is red lava rock bad for veggi garden

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is red lava rock bad for veggi garden
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Martin replied 7 years ago.
HelloCustomer welcome to Just Answer.

It could be (and also for you), it depend how much you have and how you use it. I would need more detail on your situation with this. Also is it the very light type or the one with ordinary weight. Is it very red , would it tint water if you let it in a cup for some hours?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i have a 40 x 60 ft. garden and half of it grows really good, but the other half has a lot of red lava rock in it and that does not grow well at all, just wondering if this is the problem
Expert:  Martin replied 7 years ago.
Well, it's very possible. A soil analysis would be the only way to know as volcanic rock may have lot or different compound (too much sulfur and iron can make it too acidic.

Another thing is the porous nature of the rock. This can suck the humidity of the soil.

A cause often seen that can cause bad harvest in a section of a garden and not another is if you don't rotate the vegetable position in it. The best it to make sure you have pea or bean each 2 year in the soil so that it can fixate nitrogen in it.

One of the few vegetable that like acidity is the potato (onions like it also).

If nothing work, you could manually remove the most of those rock you can and replace that volume with a soil rich in organic matter.

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