PH Value

PH value of topsoil

What is pH value? As interest in self-sufficiency and sustainable plant cultivation grows among hobbyists and professionals alike, it's becoming increasingly clear that success doesn't just come from luck. Important factors are needed to maximise the yield of your plants.

An often overlooked but crucial factor is the pH value, which is one of the most important building blocks for ensuring good and healthy growth of your plants. In short, pH is an indicator of how "acidic" or alkaline the soil is, which can explain problems with plant growth.

That's why we've created a short guide on the importance of keeping an eye on the pH value of your plants.

The Ph value is a measure of the acidity of a solution. It ranges from 0 to 14, with 7 being considered neutral. Values below 7 indicate acidity, while values above 7 indicate an alkaline environment. The pH value is critical for many biological processes and plays a crucial role in plant cultivation as it affects the plant's ability to absorb nutrients.

What is the pH value of topsoil?

The pH of topsoil can vary depending on many factors, such as soil type, rainfall and fertiliser used. Ideally, the pH of topsoil, where most plants thrive, is between 5.5 and 6.5. In this range, soil nutrients are most available to plant roots. An imbalance in pH can lead to nutrient deficiency, even if the soil is rich in nutrients.

Ph value topsoil

Here's how we can help.

As we strive to create the best growth for your plants, we have several products that can help you keep track of Ph levels to ensure the health and growth of your plants and that they have the right amount Ph value.
For example, we have several products that can help you keep track of the amount of pH in your soil using a PH meter, as well as a more traditional way of using fertiliser to control the PH value. 

If you click Here, you can find our range of tools we use to manage Ph value.

For those looking for a more "natural" solution, we have our liquid plant fertiliser in Plagron Lemon Kick, which is an excellent choice to regulate your soil PH value and ensure that your plants grow healthy and well. 

This product adds essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium to your irrigation system, which are crucial for strengthening plant cell walls and promoting healthy root development. By using these products from Plantelys, you can not only achieve the ideal pH balance, but also maximise the health and growth potential of your plants.

By using these carefully selected tools in your gardening, you ensure that your plants receive the best possible conditions to grow in. 
At Plantelys, we are ready to advise and guide if there is any doubt. 
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