Soil pH is a measure to understand whether the soil is acidic in nature or alkaline. It varies within a scale of 0 to 14. pH level 7 stands for neutral soil. It means nature of that soil is neither acidic nor alkaline. pH level below 7 means it is acidic in nature. pH level above 7 means it is alkaline in nature. But how does this pH level effect growth of a plant? The normal range of soil pH for most vegetable plants is 5.5 to 7. There are many important plant nutrients in the soil. Those nutrients are available to plants after happening some chemical processes within the soil and soil pH level controls most of those chemical processes. So soil pH is really important for growing any plant. Here is a list of optimal soil pH level of various vegetable plants.
Optimal soil pH level of various vegetable plants
Optimal Ph Level of Soil
There are some reasons behind the dropping of soil pH level. These are rainfall, fertilizer and sometimes plant it selves. The rainwater sometimes is little acidic in nature. The water absorbs carbon dioxide from the air and forms carbonic acid.
Growing own vegetables is a really joyful activity. It will give you an opportunity to spend time with nature and it will help you to reduce mental stress. Not only that, but you will also harvest fresh pesticide free, formaldehyde free or any other preservative free vegetable. If you want then you can also grow your own organic vegetable.
So if you want to cook healthy food, eat fresh vegetables & fruits and live healthy. Then growing own vegetable will help you to live such life.