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Re: soil types and pH


I'm not sure who wrote this:
> > >From all my classes I have learned it is very difficult to alter your PH.  
> Ours is neutral 6-7 and many of the plants I would like to grow (rhodies, 
blue 
> hydrangea,azealas)  need a higher PH. <<<<<<<

These plants you want to grow take a LOWER pH, they like acidic soil.  They 
like a pH of 4.5-6, some will even take as low as 3.  It's not hard to alter 
your pH temporarily.  Keeping it that way is what can be difficult.

Kitty
> >From all my classes I have learned it is very difficult to alter your PH.  
> Ours is neutral 6-7 and many of the plants I would like to grow (rhodies, blue 
> hydrangea,azealas)  need a higher PH.  Always seems greener on the other side.
>     I stated earlier we have heavy clay soil.  The oaks and birches are 
> having a difficult time in our area because the soil is so heavy they cannot 
> pull 
> the iron they need but the iron is in the soil.
>     The soils on the eastern part of our state are more acidic due to the 
> limestone bluffs.
>     Ceres, Iowa, zone 4/5  
> 
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