Ph

Asked September 11, 2019, 4:09 PM EDT

My soil tested at a 7.9 Ph. My vegetables are short and have little fruit. The annuals are looking great. All other test results are good. Would lowering the Ph to 6.9 be of benefit ?

Ingham County Michigan

1 Response

High pH can restrict the availability of certain nutrients. Although there are plants that thrive in alkaline soils, most plants prefer soils that are slightly acidic. For those plants reducing the soil pH will make those nutrients more available allowing the plant to thrive. Check out the following link:
https://articles.extension.org/pages/63500/solutions-to-soil-problems:-high-ph
I hope this helps,