Why do I need a soil pH test?
We have completed hundreds of soil pH tests over the past few years at our office and this questions usually comes up. Here are some ideas of what soil pH testing will and won't tell you.
What it tells you:
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Vegetables' Preferred pH Range
Vegetables prefer a soil pH range of 5.8 to 6.3. However, if soil pH is between 5.5 and 7.0, there is no need to adjust pH. If your soil pH is within the recommended range to grow vegetables, do not apply lime. ... READ MORE
Q: What is wrong with my magnolia tree? It is very large but some limbs are dying and the leaves are yellowing between the veins?
A: After exchanging some phone calls and looking at a few photos I didn’t feel any closer to determining what ... READ MORE
Please, please do not add lime to your Florida yards unless you have had a soil test that indicates you need it. I have had hundreds of soil test results and only one person has ever had to add lime. I know it is a common practice ... READ MORE
The panhandle of Florida is a great place to grow citrus with our plentiful sunshine and sandy soil. But some varieties do better than others. Here are some that thrive in the more northerly climes of Florida:
Satsuma mandarin is cold hardy ... READ MORE
Based upon the recommendations of a reputable soil pH report, this time of year may be a good time to apply lime to your soil. Depending on the crop you are planting, recommended liming requirements are intended to adjust the soil pH, so that ... READ MORE
Healthful outdoor exercise, a feeling of accomplishment, and potential saving on the family food bill are good reasons why more and more Floridians are turning to home vegetable gardening.
Usually, the most physically challenging part of ... READ MORE