Leah Sattler wrote:
if they were placed somewhere you woudn't ever dig again maybe they will slowly benefit the surrounding vegetation.......or could hurt it
paul wheaton wrote:
If the nails have been through a fire, and I know my soils were iron deficient, then I would probably be okay with this.
But I have some concerns.
First, I think I would be wary of any treated nails. Second, I kinda wonder about some of the newer alloys and what else might be mixed in with the iron. I feel there is just a big space of stuff I'm not aware of there.
Brenda Groth wrote:
ok question for mettalurgists and others..i do use nails to feed my fruit trees..and other rusty equipment..buried around them..however I have an extreme metal rash (evidently mostly nickel but possibly others as most have nickel so it is hard for the dr's to tell if there are others)
had to have a titanium and ceramic replacement hip put in.
sometimes i do get sick off of food and wonder if it could possibly have nickel in it..as well as t he spoons, forks, knives, pots and pans, etc..are all full of nickel
any possible advice here, does nickel leach out into the plants themselve??? would it be in the fruit?
my allergy to metals is extreme..i can tell sometimes i'm doing worse than at others..like right now i'm in a particularly susceptible state.
Tirzah Schmaltz wrote:Glad to find this thread. Did not find the answer to this specific question. Yesterday at friends', they were telling me their lemon tree bears so well because they pounded a couple iron nails into the trunk as a relative used to do. Is this safe to do to a tree? Further, Should it be a certain age or size before one tries it? (I appreciate the advice below but am wondering if anyone else has gone about this by pounding a nail or two.)