Preparing soil is today’s Gardenia care video and we have an excellent video tutorial and resource for those of you wishing to further your Gardenia care knowledge. The video shows you how to mix you own Gardenia soil rather than buying the prepared store compost or soil. Some of you may be surprised about the addition of coffee into the mix, but Jose explains that the coffee grains provide the acidity in the soil that we need to keep our Gardenia healthy and that the addition of coffee grains into the top soil should be a part of your regular Gardenia care plan.
Gardenia Care Tip: Gardenia Soil pH
So what is the best pH for Gardenia soil? Well a Gardenia plant is best grown in a soil that has a pH balance of between 5.0 and 6.5. If your soil pH is outside of these boundaries then your going to be asking for trouble. The best way to test your Gardenia soils pH is to buy a soil testing kit. Soil testing kits are readily available and are the only way that you will be able to determine what your soils pH really is. If the soils pH is not to your Gardenia plants liking then it will have problems in absorbing the trace elements that it requires to promote healthy and sustainable growth. Testing your Gardenia soils pH is one of the fist steps in the gardenia care experts handbook without knowing the soils pH you may have problems in diagnosing future Gardenia problems.
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