Return to the Vegetable Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Which veggies are acid-loving?

Posted by tomncath 9B(microclimate 10A) (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 20, 08 at 9:29

I have Garden Lime as a soil amendment for my container veggie gardening, but I also have Garden Gypsum for my container blueberries. Anyone have any idea which veggies are acid-loving? If so, do you use gypsum for them instead of lime?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Which veggies are acid-loving?

If you scroll down, you'll see a list of acid loving veggies.

Here is a link that might be useful: Acid Loving Vegetables


 o
RE: Which veggies are acid-loving?

The only one I ever think about is the Potato. I think it would be a good idea to use gypsum instead of lime for them. I mix 50% dolomite, 25% regular lime, and 25% gypsum so that I get plenty of calcium, magnesium and sulfur. I also mix that with cottonseed meal and I really have no idea how any of this effects soil ph. I'm just trying to get everything the soil food web needs to be healthy and active and hope everything works out for the best. But I would never put this mixture into my blueberries.


 o
RE: Which veggies are acid-loving?

Agree, Many vegetables will tolerate a fairly large range of pH, but only the potatoes ( Irish or Sweet) tolerate Blueberry soil. Even they produce better at higher pH.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Vegetable Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here