alkaline soil


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alkaline soil

[′al·kə‚līn ′sȯil]
(geology)
Soil containing soluble salts of magnesium, sodium, or the like, and having a pH value between 7.3 and 8.5.

alkaline soil

Soil containing soluble salts of magnesium, sodium, or the like, and having a pH value of between 7.3 and 8.5.
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The Freeman maple also tolerates alkaline soil, but like the red maple has good fall color and moderate growth.
More recently, increased adaptation of pulse crops to alkaline soils has been achieved using genetic solutions (Maher et al.
If you plant a blue-flowering hydrangea on alkaline soil, the flowers will eventually turn pink.
It's no good putting a sun-lover into a shady spot or an acid-lover into alkaline soil.
5), and in fact will not tolerate alkaline soil, which causes serious chlorosis or yellowing of the foliage.
The mushroom is one of a very few plants which can grow in the alkaline soil conditions created by the caesium.
It's supposed to need an alkaline soil but, in fact, it is very tolerant of acid conditions.
Wallflowers like well-drained, slightly alkaline soil and benefit from a trim after flowering, which will delay the time when an older plant needs replacing.
around with a a to Sprouts like a neutral or slightly alkaline soil, but if you need to add lime to the soil it should be done at least a month before adding organic matter and a general fertiliser.
Potatoes tend to prefer a lower pH, with more acid and brassicas prefer a slightly alkaline soil of pH of seven or even slightly higher.
8) Mineral top-up In an alkaline soil, certain nutrients can become locked up and unavailable for plants to use, in particular iron and manganese, which are needed for growth and to keep leaves green.