Testing the ground - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kddjohnson
April 1, 2009
How do I check PH levels, etc., of my garden soil? How do I know what level is correct?

Answer from NGA
April 1, 2009


The correct pH depends upon which plants you want to put into your garden. Most vegetables, perennials and shrubs will grow happily in a slightly acidic to neutral soil (6.0 to 7.0) Some plants such as rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas prefer a slightly more acidic soil (5.5). There are amendments you can incorporate into your soil to change the pH if necessary. You can purchase a soil test kit through the University (http://aesl.ces.uga.edu/soil/G...). Best wishes with your garden.

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