What Causes Acidic Soils?

Answer Soil with a pH below 6.5 is considered acidic. This condition can occur in two basic ways: naturally over time, or almost immediately, through human agricultural practices. Acidic soil can cause pr... Read More »

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How Do Soils Become Acidic?

Healthy soil is essential to the health of growing plants. Gardeners should know the pH level of their soil before selecting plants and planning a home garden. The pH level measures the alkalinity ... Read More »

What Are the Top Three Soils & Why?

While there are 12 different types of soil, according to the classification system of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, many of them are poorly suited to human use. Just three of these various so... Read More »

What plants like alkaline soils?

In a way, yes. Some seeds germinate only when covered with soil, but the actual triggering mechanism depends on the wavelength of light reaching the seed. Seeds that germinate in "darkness" require... Read More »

What vegetables grow best in sandy soils?

Carrots do well. ANSWER: Any. Lettuce, turnips, potatoes, strawberries, peppers, corn, squash, zuchini, collard greens and tomatos are grown commercially in sandy soils. The soil does not effect t... Read More »