Testing the pH of Your Soil


Test the pH of your soil by using baking soda & vinegar.

For Acidity:

Wet about a half cup of your garden soil. add a few pinches of baking soda. If it fizzes it is most likely too acidic for plants to properly grow and produce good yields.

Some solutions to acidic soils: add ashes from wood, adding lime, or bone meal (which great sources of trace minerals), aged compost

For Alkalinity:

Take about half cup soil add cider vinegar. Ff it fizzes the soil is alkaline.

Some solutions to alkaline soils: add peat moss, or sulfur prills

Soil pH varies from plant to plant although most like a pH around
6.0-6.5. neutral is 7

Some plants that like really low pH are hydrangeas, rhododendrons, azealas, gardenias, hollies.
radishes, parsley, sweet potatoes, potatoes, rhubarb, peppers. blueberry, cranberry, gooseberry, currents, apples, grapes, elderberry, rapsberry, strawberry

Kat A. Lyst
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