Soil PH Preferences for Garden Vegetables
How to use the information in the chart. To make the best of the above lists, group plants with similar soil
requirements. Also, avoid planting trees, shrubs, vegetables, flowers and herbs in an unsuitable pH. For example, lilac bushes won't do much
if their feet are sitting in acid soil, while potatoes will be dotted with scab if the soil is too sweet.
(Note: Don't use them as your only
guide because other factors may lead to poor performance.)
Plants are listed here in columns according to the pH level they prefer.
Note that some are very sensitive to pH levels outside their tolerant range, in which case they will appear in more than one column even
though they are coloured yellow as being "sensitive".
|This green background means that this is an ideal pH for this plant.|
|This background is the ideal pH for this sensitive plant |
|This background means that this plant is very sensitive to the pH level of the soil.|
|Chicory||Bean, broad||Artichoke, jerusalem||Avocado|
|Gooseberry||Bean, french||Avacado||Bean, french|
|Potato||Blackberry||Bean, broad||Beet, sugar|
|Rosemary||Brussels sprouts||Bean, french||Cabbage|
|Climbing bean||Cantaloup melon||French beans|
|French bean||Climbing bean||Mulberry|
|Onions||Jerusalem artichoke||Sweet corn|
Identifying Your Soil Type
How pH Affects Plant Foods
Finding Soil's pH
Raising Soil pH
Lowering Soil pH
pH Plant Preference Lists
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