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The main problem associated with alkaline soils is that certain essential nutrients, particularly iron and zinc, become unavailable to the plants. If the soil is mildly alkaline (pH 7.5) you have nothing to worry about, however, the higher the pH, the harder it will be for you to find appropriate plants that will survive in your garden...

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Tap water can be a problem for plants. It is frequently alkaline -- "hard" or high in calcium -- and often contains chlorine and fluoride as well. Softened water isn't a solution because it is ...

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A key consideration when you choose landscape plants is pH, which refers to soil's acidity or alkalinity. If you live in an area with alkaline soil -- which has a pH above 6.0 -- you have two options.

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Sadly, too many people try to grow acid-loving plants, like gardenias, in alkaline soil — with disappointing results. Iron chlorosis is the most common symptom of a plant struggling in alkaline soil, characterized by light green or yellow leaves with dark green veins and stunted growth.

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Although most plants thrive in slightly acidic to neutral soil, a variety of perennials and shrubs are alkaline-loving plants, including perennials such as hellebores, clematis vine, dianthus, purple crocus, clematis and potentilla.

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Fortunately, just as there are plants that like acidic soils, which give you planting options on sour ground (when you can't -- or do not want to -- raise the soil pH), so there are plants that like alkaline soil (or, at least, do not mind growing in it).Observe, however, that even plants within the same genus can "disagree" over what kind of ground that they like to grow in.

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To make soil more acid (lower pH) mulch with leaves, pine needles or coffee grounds (which you can get for free from most espresso places) or buy organic fertilizer labeled "for acid-loving plants." To make your soil more alkaline (higher pH) add wood ashes to the soil. See organic gardening books and websites for other options.

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Plant crocus corms, which are bulb-like storage stems, in neutral to slightly alkaline soils for early spring blooms. If the pH in your garden is too high or too low, plants can't get the nutrients they need and may weaken and die. If you add amendments to your planting site, it's a good idea to re-check the pH every year with a soil test kit.

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Ericaceous, lime-hating plants shouldn’t be planted in alkaline soils, as they can’t take up important nutrients like iron. Discover the best plants for alkaline soils that you can grow, below. To be certain of your soil pH, test your soil pH with a kit from the garden centre, or online.

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Since alkaline soil contains high levels of lime in its natural composition, adjusting soil pH from alkaline to acidic can be very difficult and expensive. Rather than spend money to change the soil's composition, work with your soil type and select vegetable plants that will grow in the alkaline soil of your ...