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Q.What Is Non Alkaline Soil

Zone Ip14 3by | Anonymous added on May 22, 2021 | Answered

I am new to gardening. I have made a bed which currently has no soil. I need non alkaline fertile soil. I need to buy bags of it to fill the bed. Please can somebody help with my question?

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Answered on May 27, 2021

Non alkaline would be in the neutral pH range, around 7. Anything above that is alkaline. Below 7 you are heading toward acidic soil. Check the bags of garden soil you buy to see if it gives a pH range. You also can mix your own soil with compost, topsoil, and peat moss. As you work on your bed, you can get a soil test to see if the pH needs to be adjusted (we have articles for that, just do a search if the need comes up.)

Here are articles about soil for raised beds and what is alkaline soil.




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