Understanding acid or alkaline soil, #NaturesGOLD info…

Soil pH and it matters…

If there’s one thing you should know about your vegetable garden, it’s the soil pH. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14, with 7.0 being neutral. Measurements between 0 and 6.9 are acidic, and those between 7.1 and 14.0 are alkaline. The target vegetable garden pH is 6.5.

Soil pH is important because…

1. pH is so important to plant growth because it determines the availability of almost all essential plant nutrients. At a soil pH of 6.5, the highest number of nutrients are available for plant use. See the USDA chart below for a visual explanation.



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