Soil pH – Importance in Influencing Plant Growth

Q.  How important is the soil pH in influencing plant growth (is my soil too alkaline or too acid)?

A.  The pH is very important, but you can very easily correct any possible problems in this area. If you receive more than 20″ of rain per year, put lime in your garden as a part of your Pre-Plant mix. This raises the pH in acid soils while feeding your plants essential calcium. If you get less than 20″ of rain, use gypsum in your Pre-Plant mix. This improves alkaline soils.