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Antonyms for acid-loving

thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)

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Gardeners know that if they try to grow acid-loving plants in alkaline soil, the plants won't grow.
Pine needles break down extremely slowly - it may take three years before they are fully decomposed and ready to use, but they are good to use on acid-loving plants.
Bluecrop have done me proud, but they're acid-loving bushes that need to grow in pots of ericaceous compost.
Schou does not address this issue, though he does note that many acid-loving Brothers found orange sunshine different and off-putting.)
The product was specifically blended to satisfy the needs of acid-loving plants including hollies, rhododendrons, azaleas, and evergreens.
About three to four weeks ago, they were given a 30-10-10 fertilizer for evergreen trees, cedars and acid-loving plants.
Fertilizing with aluminum sulfate twice a year, he says, is essential for acid-loving plants in his part of the state.
Then, every spring, feed it with a special fertiliser for acid-loving plants to keep it healthy.
The microbes, however, are acid-loving and can't survive in the alkaline pH of 9 to 11 (neutral is pH 7).
In order to grow acid-loving plants here extra work is required.
Last year, Klinger reported that acid-loving mosses hasten the death of trees, in part by acidifying their immediate environment (SN: 4/30/88, p.
The soil at Glenwhan has a pH of 4.5, making it acidic, so it is perfect for acid-loving plants such as camellias and magnolias.
The rust helps release iron, which is vital for ericaceous or acid-loving plants, so leave the nails inside a full watering can for a few days and then douse your plants with the waterit'll work wonders.
Spread handfuls around your plants like a mulch but avoid using around acid-loving plants such as rhododendrons, azaleas and blueberries.