[CH] gypsum application

Steve DeCristofor (steved@coat.com)
Wed, 8 Apr 1998 09:43:53 -0400 (EDT)

I am going to start my chile garden shortly. This will be the second
season. My soil is mostly clay. Last year I added some sand, peat moss,and
some manure. I would like to add gypsum to my beds but I'm not real sure
on the rate to apply and also will it affect the chiles so close to
planting time. I know Jim Campbell of Mild to Wild talks about this in
the Technical report from Jamaica. I need some advice. 
I also had a problem with my Red Savina in a container last year. After a
good start and about 20 fruits the plant lost all leaves. Jim told me to 
put it in the shade and feed it. It worked ok. I would like avoid this
problem this year.