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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

How To Test Your Soil

"...most plants grow best when the pH is a slightly acidic between 6.5.

" are two simple tests that will indicate if your soil is too acidic or alkaline:
Add a few drops of vinegar to a tablespoon of dry garden soil. If it fizzes, your soil's pH is greater than 7.5.
Add a pinch of baking soda to a tablespoon of moist soil. If it fizzes, your soil's pH is less than 5.0." The whole article can be seen here
The article goes on to explain that you can adjust the pH of your soil by adding sulfur.

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