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pH and WATER FOR IRRIGATION

   
14 liquid drain cleaner                
13

bleaches, oven cleaner, garden lime

               
12.5 bleach                
12

soapy water, household cleaners

               
11

ammonia solution, washing soda, detergents

             

use to clean produce properly (even organic produce); effectively battles germs, bacteria and pesticides

10

Milk of Magnesia, Great Salt Lake, detergents, tooth paste

               
9.5                  
9.0

baking soda, soap

             

helps restore sick plants; stimulates germination; improves seed development; enhance initial germination process for plants; helps heal plants [from online Kangen Water literature]

8.5 baking soda "pink" hydrangeas              
8.0 sea water (8.2)   acacia bottlebrush
cabbage 
cauliflower 
celery
Chinese cabbage
cucumber 
date palms
dusty miller
eucalyptus
geranium
oleander
olive
periwinkle
pinks
pomegranate
salt cedar
tamarisk
thyme
  desert plants   normal range of stream pH    
7.5 human blood (7.34-7.45)          
7.0

pure water, distilled water

         
6.5     asparagus
beet
bok choy
broccoli
gooseberry 
grape
kale
kohlrabi 
lettuce
mustard 
muskmelon
oats
okra
onion
pansy 
peach 
peanut
pear
peony
rhubarb 
rice 
spinach 
Swiss chard
bean
begonia
Brussels sprouts
calla
camellia
carrot
collard greens
corn
fuchsia
garlic
lima bean
parsley
pea
peppers
pumpkin
radish
rutabaga
soybean
squash
sunflower
tomato
turnip
viola

"blue" hydrangeas, spinach, parsnips, dahlias, CHRYSANTHEMUMS, sweet peas, tulips

(6.3 - 6.8) tiny bacteria & other organisms thrive (processes that break down plant waste etc.)

   
6.0

urine, saliva, tap water, cow's milk

     
normal range of percipitation pH
 
5.5 rain, human skin   azalea
blueberry
celeriac 
chickory
crabapple
cranberry
eggplant 
endive
heathers
huckleberry
hydrangea
Irish potato
lily 
lupine 
oak
raspberry 
rhododendron
rhubarb
shallot
sorrel
spinach beet
spruce 
wild strawberry
sweet potato
watermelon
white birch

tomatoes, rhododendrons, azaleas 

potatoes, rhododendrons

 

assists in dissolving inorganic matter for "hungry" plants; cut flowers last at least two times longer

5.0

soft drinking water, black coffee, tomatoes

      fish reproduction affected  
4.5                
4.0

tomato juice, acid rain, wine

          acid rain  
3.5                
3.0

orange juice, grapefruit, coca cola

             
2.5

 

            kills mold, bacteria, fungus, gnats, white flies, aphids
2.0 lemon juice, gastric acid, vinegar, ant venom            
peat moss
1 hydrochloric acid secreted by stomach lining              
0

battery acid, strong hydrofluoric acid

               
 
   

Descanso Chrysanthemum Society meets on the third Monday of each month at Sierra Madre Hart Park House located at 220 W. Sierra Madre Bl., Sierra Madre, California

Park near the entrance of the Center on S. Hermosa Ave. Walk up the drive past the covered patio and into the front door.

We teach you how to grow huge mum blooms. Programs focus on our chrysanthemum plants’ needs for the coming month.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our monthly meetings, spring plant sale, or November show.
 
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