How Does The Ph Of The Soil Affect Plant Growth? - Knowledgebase Question

Question by swimchic157
December 15, 2000
What can I add to soil to make the level more acidic or basic? For example, vinegar. Thanks.

Answer from NGA
December 15, 2000


In most cases a gardener would be adding materials such as lime to raise pH and possibly aluminum sulfate to acidify it. Your county extension would be able to assist you in determining the most appropriate material and quantity to use in a given situation on the basis of some soil tests.

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