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Making Soil Acidic for Tomato Plants

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Some plants prefer a soil pH on the more acidic end of the spectrum. There are additives that can be used to increase the acidity of your garden soil. This is a guide about making soil acidic for tomato plants.


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May 14, 2009

I have heard that tomato plants like an acidic soil. Is this right and if so how do I obtain this? Thanks.

By ywilma from Rose City, MI


May 14, 20091 found this helpful
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Tomatoes grow best in soil with a pH of 6.0 to 6.5 which is just a bit on the acid side. They grow fairly well down to 5.0 and up to 7.5


To raise the acidity of soil, you can mix in some peat moss.

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May 15, 20091 found this helpful

You can buy tomato fertilizer that is with the Miracle Gro products, or you can buy Miracid and use it on tomatoes and on hydrangeas, rhodies, azaleas and evergreens.

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April 1, 20170 found this helpful

It is also helpful to put 1T of Epsom salts and 1t of sulfur in the hole before you plant tomatoes.

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