Acid, Alkaline, pH scale. What does it all mean? You will often see a reference to soil acidity in gardening books and websites. We have tried to break it down here.
When taking on a new plot or garden it’s important to establish what sort of soil you have before you start planting. Different soils need to be treated differently, and since this is your most valuable asset on the plot its worth spending a few moments of your time establishing what sort of soil you have and what work you will need to do to improve it.