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    Soil pH and Vegetable Crop Nutrition

    soil pH test meter

    Vegetable crops and other plants get most of the nutrients they need from the soil; the nutrients are dissolved in soil moisture and taken up by roots (other nutrients come from the air and are taken in by plant leaves). A plant root’s ability to absorb mineral nutrients is affected by the chemical balance of […] More

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    Vegetable Crop Soil pH Tolerances

    Cool weather crops

    Vegetables and other plants grow best when the soil pH is optimal for the plants being grown. It is important to match a plant to the soil pH or to adjust the soil pH to a plant’s needs. Soil pH is the measure of the soil’s acidity or alkalinity. Soil acidity and alkalinity is measured […] More

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    Adjusting Soil pH

    Peat moss

    The results of a soil pH test will indicate how acid or alkaline your soil is. Organic soil amendments are the best way to adjust soil pH. Adjusting soil pH is not an exact science and takes time. A pH test number that is more than 0.5 on either side of the optimal pH number […] More

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    Understanding Soil pH


    Soil pH is the measure of the relative amount of soil acidity or alkalinity. A soil’s acidity or alkalinity can influence the availability of elements or mineral nutrients in the soil that support plant life and growth. Plant roots absorb the molecular forms of soil nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and boron. These […] More