Fertilizing Acidic And Alkaline Plants Together - Knowledgebase Question

Stratham, NH
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Question by hebert60
September 4, 2000
I have acid loving and alkaline loving plants within close proximity of each other. I would like to give them the nutrients they need, but am not sure how to do that if they are next to each other. Any tips?

Answer from NGA
September 4, 2000
I think I'd use a regular garden fertilizer for all the plants and give the acid-lovers an acid based mulch. Peat moss is acidic, as are pine needles. A 2" layer over the root zones directly beneath acid-lovers should satisfy their needs.

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