[gardeners] Plants in buckshot gravel

Marguerite Ruch (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 18 Sep 2001 18:23:13 -0500

I have planted some day lilies in a spot along the sidewalk, and there
is a lot of buckshot gravel around the plants.  I dug a large hole in
the buckshot gravel hillside, and put in a substantial amount of rich
garden soil, before I planted the lily plant, but I am concerned about
the wet buckshot gravel soaking into the soil, and causing a more
alkaline soil, over a 2 year period.
Would it be a good "just in case" plan, to use some fertilizer which is
for acid loving plants, on these plants with buckshot gravel all around