It is very important to know you PH in your garden or farm. There are many different nutrients in soil that plants use for many different internal functions. Many of these nutrients which your plant needs can be in the soil, but can’t be sucked up by the plant unless the PH is correct.

I’m going to tell you how you how you can use the cabbage water method in testing for your PH of your garden, i haven’t tested this method yet, but would love to try it!..

You need to add 2 teaspoons of garden soil to a jar and a few inches of cabbage water. Stir and wait for 30 minutes. Check the color. If it turns up pink, your soil is acidic.  If it is blue/green, your soil is alkaline.

There are quite a few fruit and vegetable plants that thrive in acidic soil. Some examples would be like..  blueberries, broccoli, garlic, peas, and onions.

If your soil tests slightly alkaline (pH between 7 and 8) you’ll be able to easily grow these vegetables (artichoke, grape vines, spinach, turnips, ect..) without making amendments.

Knowing the pH of your soil will help your plants grow with better nutrients. I hope the cabbage water method works out for you! 🙂

 

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