A: Remember soil pH indicates the acidity (below 7) or the alkalinity (above 7) of the soil. This is an important factor in the absorption of elements such as iron. As a general rule, animal manures raise soil… Read More
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Q: I just got my soil test results back from the University of Florida and I don’t exactly know what the numbers are suppose to tell me. The report says the target pH should be 6.0-6.5. It says… Read More
A: A vegetable garden soil pH should ideally between 6.0 and 6.5. Your pH is more than 10 times higher than the ideal. There are a few things you can do to help but lowering pH is difficult… Read More
Q: I need to lower the pH of my soil for vegetable planting. My soil test from the University of Florida Extension soil lab said I should use sulfur, but I cannot find it anywhere. Do you have any ideas?
A: I have adapted the answer to this question from a publication titled, “Soil pH and the Landscape or Home Garden” by Shober and Denny. The full publication is attached at the end of this answer. Vegetable gardens… 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… Read More