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Soil pH That Vegetables Prefer

 See Also: Testing your soil

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What is the best type of soil in which to grow vegetables? That's easy!  Almost all vegetables prefer well-drained soil, rich in organic matter and a little on the acid side.  In fact, the preferred pH for almost all vegetables is 5.5 to 6.5 pH.

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Beans - 6.0 to 6.5

Celery - 6.0 to 6.5

Cole Crops - 6.0 to 6.8

  • Broccoli
  • Brussells Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Kohlrabi

Corn - 5.8 to 6.8

Eggplant - 5.5 to 6.0

Greens - 6.0 to 6.5

  • Corn Salad
  • Lettuce
  • Swiss Chard
  • Spinach
  • Upland Cress

Okra - 5.5 to 6.0

Onions - 5.5 to 6.5

Peas - 5.8 to 7.0

Peppers - 5.5 to 6.0

Potatoes - 4.5 to 6.5

Root Crops - 6.0 to 6.8

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Radishes
  • Rutabagas
  • Turnips

Tomatoes - 6.0 to 6.5

Vine Crops - 6.0 to 6.8

  • Cucumbers
  • Melons
  • Pumpkins
  • Squash

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