Making soil more acidic can help certain plants not only grow but also strive.
Based on local geography, soils mineral content varies, which in return affects its acidity or alkalinity levels in the soil. This is measured on a pH scale, which allows people to conveniently determine the acidity on their soil.
Before starting your garden, it is best to test the acidity levels in your soil. Different plants need more acidic levels, whereas others don’t need much acidity at all. Fortunately, you can use a pH test to determine how acidic your soil is.
To use a pH testing kit, dig up soil from four to six inches down and remove any rocks and debris. Then, place one to three teaspoons of soil in a clean glass. Pour distilled water into the glass to the same level of the soil.
Fortunately, if your soil is not acidic enough for your plant’s needs, there are several ways you can increase the acidity levels. Make sure to test multiple areas of your soil to find the average pH level of your garden.