The Q&A Archives: acidic soil

Question: Hi, I have started pumpkin seeds in pots, think they would be fun come fall. But instructions say they will do best in acidic soil. What do I add? Will used coffee grounds work?

Answer: Coffee grounds are an excellent source of nitrogen, and will acidify soil to a small degree. You can compost them or you can just broadcast them onto the soil. Either way, they're beneficial to garden soil. As long as your pumpkins are growing in an organically rich soil that holds moisture, I wouldn't worry about trying to "acidify" it. Good luck!

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