Plants and their various soil pH Tolerance - My contribution to solve Nigeria Recession Problem



As a practicing chemist, so many people bring different types of samples ranging from water, Rocks, different mineral for me to test, but as recession struck Nigeria, people started bringing more of different soil samples for pH test, requesting my advice for the  plants
that would grow very well on the various samples locations, in order to assist them effectively for free like i normally do, i decide to research very well and apply my empirical knowledge on applied chemistry on how how to test soil acidity and alkalinity.

It  didn't end there knowing fully well that different types of vegetable plants require varying degrees of soil acidity and alkalinity which is why they send the samples across for soil pH test (the measure of the amount of lime (calcium) contained in the soil samples)

Generally, soils in moist climates tend to be acidic and those in dry climates are alkaline.

A soil with a pH lower than 7.0 is an acidic soil and one with a pH higher than 7.0 is  alkaline., the idea of applied chemistry came to me again that some crops contain some mineral elements that are alkaline earth metals which could do well in a mild acidic soil for example Tomato has these 16 elements [(C), hydrogen (H), oxygen (O), nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), sulfur (S), boron (B), chlorine (Cl), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), molybdenum (Mo), zinc (Zn)] that means it can do well in acidic region of pH level 5 and above.

 Then i thought of groundnut again that has magnesium ( an Alkaline earth metal) in abundant which can also neutralize acid soil so the thought of helping farmers in this season of economic recession struck my mind then i began to search further and i stumble on the table below on the internet and after i carefully studied it, i found that, that my assumption was right from the table author view; So i took two samples of soil at different location of my land for personal experiment to confirm the below table claim and my assumption, 

At the end of my experiment, the result was awesome.

thus i recommend the following Plants and their various soil pH Tolerance to any Nigerian that would invest in agriculture as one the Concepts
to solving economic recession problems from my own perspective 
Vegetable
Optimal pH
Artichoke(globe)
5.6-6.6
Asparagus
6.5-7.5
Avocado
6.0-7.0
Beans
6.0-7.0
Beet
5.6-6.6
Broccoli
6.0-7.0
Brussels Sprouts
6.0-7.0
Cabbage
5.6-6.6
Cantaloupe
6.0-7.0
Carrot
5.0-6.0
Catnip
5.0-6.0
Cauliflower
6.0-7.0
Celery
6.0-7.0
Chard
6.0-7.0
Chili pepper
5.0-6.0
Chives
5.0-6.0
Cucumber
5.0-6.0
Dill
5.0-6.0
Eggplant
5.0-6.0
Garlic
5.0-6.0
Gourds
5.0-6.0
Kiwi
5.0-7.0
Leek
5.0-6.0
Lettuce
6.5-7.0
Mint
6.0-7.0
Mushroom
7.0-8.0
Vegetable
Optimal pH
Okra
6.0-8.0
Onions
6.2-6.8
Parsley
6.0-8.0
Parsnip
5.0-7.0
Peas
5.6-6.6
Peanuts
5.0-6.0
Peppers
6.0-8.0
Potato
5.8-6.5
Pumpkins
5.0-7.0
Radish
6.0-7.0
Raspberry
6.0-6.5
Rhubarb
5.0-7.0
Rutabaga
5.0-7.0
Shallots
5.0-7.0
Spinach
5.0-7.0
Squash
6.0-7.0
Strawberries
6.0-7.0
Sunflowers
6.0-7.0
Sweet corn
6.0-7.0
Sweet potatoes
5.0-7.0
Swiss chard
6.0-7.0
Tobacco
5.0-7.0
Tomatoes
5.5-7.0
Turnip
5.0-7.0
Yam
6.0-8.0
Zucchini
6.0-7.0
Table Credit: thegardenhelper
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