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PH of soil in garden

I have a raised bed garden that has 7 tomatoes, two banana peppers, and one big bertha bell pepper in it. I checked the soils PH and it is neutral meaning 7.0 Is this a good PH for growing these vegetables? I read that you want the soil a lil more acidic. If you do want it more acidic, how do I make it like 6.5 on the scale? What can I add to the soil with the plants already in the box? The plants look like they are doing good.

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Re: PH of soil in garden

You don't really need to do anything. Your plants will be fine with neutral. If you really wanted to acidify it a teeny bit, you could just use some Holly-Tone. It's an organic fertilizer designed for azaleas and other acid lovers. Or you could add a bit of peat moss or composted oak leaves to your soil.
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Re: PH of soil in garden

How much of the holly tone should I add for a box of 4 X 8 foot about 2 1/2 ft deep?

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Re: PH of soil in garden

Don't fix it if it ain't broke ! Ph of 7.0 is fine and the veggies will flourish.
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Re: PH of soil in garden

mwg9119 wrote:How much of the holly tone should I add for a box of 4 X 8 foot about 2 1/2 ft deep?
as GEO and I have said, you don't have to. But if you want to, just follow the instructions on the box. It will be very little, probably something like a spoon full per plant.
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Re: PH of soil in garden

I'll just leave it alone and let it flourish. Thanks Guys. I built a rain barrel this year too. So I'm interested in seeing how it all comes together

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