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The Effects of Water pH on Plant Growth

pH Levels and Plant Growth



Fish waste to food with aquaponics: Gardening basics

Aquaponics Growing Fish & Plants Together

Use Dirty Aquarium Water to Fertilize Plants

Using Cooking Water for Watering Plants




How to Adjust the pH in Water for Plants



Understanding Plant Nutrition: Irrigation Water Alkalinity & pH



Acid or Alkaline? What pH means in gardenspeak by Marion Owen


[From: USGS science for a changing world]


How Does Your Garden Grow?

In our previous blog, we discussed how to grow your plants and garden with Kangen Water® even in the cold of winter. There were some questions about which Enagic® Water is best for your garden, and we’ve done some research to answer your concerns.

It turns out, different plants have different preferences in pH for water and soil, and the water you use will have a big impact on your plant health and growth. Also, the pH of your soil will affect which water you should use, as soil pH can range widely. Here is a general list of the plants that thrive in slightly alkaline, neutral, and slightly acidic water and soil:

Plants that Prefer Slightly Alkaline Kangen Water® (pH 8.5 – 9.5)
Asparagus, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, carrots, mushrooms, parsley, geraniums, irises, hydrangeas (for pink blooms), and lilacs. Hydrangeas are a rare plant, as the pH of your water will change the color of the blooms.

Plants that Prefer Slightly Acidic Water (pH 4.0 – 6.0)
Rhododendrons, begonias, azaleas, heathers, hydrangeas (for blue blooms), peanuts, cucumbers, potatoes, chili peppers, eggplant, garlic, chives, artichoke, tomatoes, and most berries. Roses grow most vibrantly with pH 5.5 – 6.5, so you may want to experiment with Slightly Acidic Water 6.0 and Neutral Water to see which one yields the healthiest roses with your particular soil.

Plants that Prefer Neutral Water (pH 7.0)
Spinach, parsnips, dahlias, chrysanthemums, brussels sprouts, sweet peas, broccoli, asparagus, cantaloupe, kiwi, mint, lettuce, onions, bell peppers, and tulips.

[From: Kangen Water How Does Your Garden Grow]


Images for pH Scale



pH in Wikipedia




pH Plant Guide (distillation of the links above)

Scientists Show That Water Has Memory





Descanso Chrysanthemum Society meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Sierra Madre Hart Park House

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.       HOME