Answer: A soil pH of 7 is actually considered 'neutral', not high. But, the standard treatment is to add elemental sulfur to lower soil pH. You can try adding peat moss (can be expensive), to further lower the pH. Most veggies will perform well in soils with a pH of 6.0 to 7.5, so not a whole lot of adjustment is necessary in your case. Many factors affect soil pH and it's not unusual for your soil to be different from your neighbors. You're doing the right thing by amending the soil with organicmatter - it helps hold moisture, releases nutrients, and makes the garden area more hospitable to plant roots.
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