problem soil

I have just created new beds for growing fruit and vegetables and the top soil that I hto ordered is extremely alkaline ,what is the best way of improving it.. My existing soil is neutral to alkaline

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Have you done a ph test on the soil?-if so what was the reading?

    Adding organic matter to the soil-manure compost etc- will lower the ph level making it less alkaline

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,407

    Don't traditional veg growers add lime to soil to make it alkaline?  

  • I always use lime!
  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,647
    annefiona wrote (see)

    I have just created new beds for growing fruit and vegetables and the top soil that I hto ordered is extremely alkaline ,what is the best way of improving it.. My existing soil is neutral to alkaline

    Presumably you've tested both the existing soil and the new stuff? What figures did you get?

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