Your Garden’s Soil pH Matters

Learn what causes acidic soil and alkaline soil, plus how to apply the results of a soil pH test in your organic garden.



Blueberries and potatoes prefer acidic soil (low pH). Asparagus likes alkaline conditions (high pH).
Illustration by Elayne Sears
You may need to acidify your soil with pH-lowering sulfur to grow acid-loving blueberries.
Illustration by Elayne Sears
Minerals become more available for uptake by neighboring plants when the soil pH is near neutral.
Chart by Nate Skow











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