Learn How to Test Your Garden Soil

Gardening season is just around the corner and your garden will grow much better if the soil has the correct PH level.

Here is a simple test you can do yourself:

  • Take two containers and put your garden soil in it to test
  • Add ½ cup of vinegar to one container and stir
  • If it fizzes our soil is alkaline

  • Add ½ cup plain water to the second container and stir
  • Next add ½ cup baking soda and stir
  • If it fizzes you have acidic soil
If neither of the containers has a reaction you soil is somewhat PH balanced.

Now that you have determined if your soil is acidic or alkaline, you can slowly make the necessary adjustments to the soil PH level. It takes time to change the soil PH levels so it is best to make gradual adjustments.

  • If your soil is acidic you can use wood ash or lime to make it more alkaline.
  • If your soil is alkaline you can use pine needles to make it more acidic.

Let me know if you found this information helpful and write a comment.

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Learn How to Test Your Garden Soil

Gardening season is just around the corner and your garden will grow much better if the soil has the correct PH level.

Here is a simple test you can do yourself:

  • Take two containers and put your garden soil in it to test
  • Add ½ cup of vinegar to one container and stir
  • If it fizzes our soil is alkaline

  • Add ½ cup plain water to the second container and stir
  • Next add ½ cup baking soda and stir
  • If it fizzes you have acidic soil
If neither of the containers has a reaction you soil is somewhat PH balanced.

Now that you have determined if your soil is acidic or alkaline, you can slowly make the necessary adjustments to the soil PH level. It takes time to change the soil PH levels so it is best to make gradual adjustments.

  • If your soil is acidic you can use wood ash or lime to make it more alkaline.
  • If your soil is alkaline you can use pine needles to make it more acidic.

Let me know if you found this information helpful and write a comment.

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Why I don’t pay attention to the news media

This article just arrived in my inbox and boy, do I agree with it. I haven’t watched any news since the turn of the century and tell my husband that I am not interested in watching bad news and propaganda.

Quote from the article:

“News media have become a competitive blood sport for our attention,” I said. “Their focus is on finding the half-dozen most violent, tragic, scandalous and ugly things that happened in a day and parade them morning and night. Their goal is to trigger our fear, worry, threat and distress responses so we keep tuning in.”


“This barrage of negative input devastates our productive potential and creative capacity. What we see and hear is what we think about. Our thoughts become our expectations. Expectation leads to manifestation. It’s a dangerous and damaging downward spiral.”

Sadly positive news is much less attractive than scandalous news. People have been turned in to “sheople” and follow blindly what they see on the TV. If the experts on television say it is so, it must be so. If enough people believe the lie, it becomes the truth and then there is that sentence that just drives me crazy: “as everybody knows”. What an bunch of baloney. It is an excuse to not to have to inform yourself about what’s really going on in your world.

I haven’t had the time to read the book: “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy yet, but have put it on my to do list.

Make up your own mind and read the whole article and then let me know in the comments what you think.

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