What Soil Should I Choose?

Sometimes it’s hard to know what type of soil or compost your particular plants like.

Below is a list of common fruits, veggies, shrubs and flowers, the pH they prefer from their soil and the best one to go for from our range.

 

Plant type                          pH of choice                      Best compost or topsoil for the job

FRUITS                

Apples                                 5.5-7.0                                Bordermix Topsoil®

Black Currants                   6.0-7.5                                Vegegrow®

Cherries                              5.5-6.5                                Bordermix Topsoil®

Pears                                   5.5-7.0                                Bordermix Topsoil® or Vegegrow®

Plums                                  6.0-7.5                                Vegegrow®

Strawberries                      5.0-6.0                                Bordermix Topsoil®

VEGETABLES                     

Asparagus                          6.5-7.5                                Vegegrow®

French Beans                    6.5-7.0                                Vegegrow®

Broad Beans                      5.5-7.0                                Bordermix Topsoil® or Vegegrow®

Broccoli                              6.5-7.5                                Vegegrow®

Brussels Sprouts               5.5-7.0                                Bordermix Topsoil® or Vegegrow®

Cabbages                           6.5-7.5                                Vegegrow®

Cauliflowers                      6.5-7.5                                Vegegrow®

Carrots                                6.0-7.5                                Vegegrow®

Celery                                  6.5-7.5                                Vegegrow®

Cucumbers                         5.5-7.0                                Bordermix Topsoil® or Vegegrow®

Lettuce                               6.5-7.5                                Vegegrow®

Leeks                                   6.5-7.5                                Vegegrow®

Onions                                6.5-7.5                                Vegegrow®

Potatoes                             5.5-6.5                                Bordermix Topsoil®

Rhubarb                              5.0-6.0                                Bordermix Topsoil®

Swede                                 6.5-7.0                                Vegegrow®

Tomatoes                           5.5-7.0                                Bordermix Topsoil® or Vegegrow®

Turnips                                6.5-7.0                                Vegegrow®

TREES & SHRUBS                            

Conifers                              4.5-5.5                                Bordermix Topsoil® (ask for a mix with                                                                                                            a little bit more Organic Manure)

Deutzia                               6.5-8.0                                Vegegrow®

Escallonia                           6.5-8.0                                Vegegrow®

Forsythia                            6.0-7.5                                Vegegrow®

Heathers                             4.5-5.5                                Bordermix Topsoil® (ask for a mix with                                                                                                            a little bit more Organic Manure)

Hydrangeas (blue)            4.5-5.5                                Bordermix Topsoil® (ask for a mix with                                                                                                            a little bit more Organic Manure)

Jasmin                                 6.0-7.5                                Vegegrow®

Ligustrum                           5.5-7.0                                Bordermix Topsoil® or Vegegrow®

Magnolia                            5.0-6.0                                Bordermix Topsoil®

Philadelphus                      6.5-8.0                                Vegegrow®

Pyracantha                         6.5-8.0                                Vegegrow®

Prunus                                 6.5-8.0                                Vegegrow®

Rhododendron                  4.5-5.5                                Bordermix Topsoil® (ask for a mix with                                                                                                            a little bit more Organic Manure)

Willow                                6.5-7.0                                Vegegrow®

FLOWERS                          

Crocus                                 6.5-7.5                                Vegegrow®

Chrysanthemums              5.5-7.0                                Bordermix Topsoil® or Vegegrow®

Delphiniums                       6.5-7.5                                Vegegrow®

Gladioli                               6.0-6.5                                Vegegrow®

Hollyhocks                         6.0-7.5                                Vegegrow®

Lupin                                   5.0-6.0                                Bordermix Topsoil®

Red Hot Pokers                 6.0-7.5                                Vegegrow®