Here are some plants that enjoy a more alkaline soil:

  • blueberries
  • asparagus
  • leeks
  • Lima beans
  • Swiss chard
  • artichokes
  • spinach
  • Mushrooms also grow well in alkaline soil, as do grape vines, oranges, cantaloupes, pecans, peach trees and some cherry varieties.

Organic substances frequently used to reduce soil pH are –

Be prepared for some trial-and-error with organic acidifiers. Test soil pH before application, then at monthly or half-year intervals to determine change.

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