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    Soil pH - Does anyone concern themselves with it?

    Just wondering if anyone ever worries about soil pH - i.e. Soil pH meters, tests, etc

    I have read that using peat moss greatly increases soil pH, but should I be concerned with it when just using recommended soil mixes of pumice, lava, granite, pine bark, akadama, sphagnum, etc?

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    Soil pH - Does anyone concern themselves with it?

    All depends on the tree, www.bonsai4me.com has a list of ph requirements of trees. Most will tolerate your mix of soil, some like it acidic and some like it alkaline, this can easily be corrected with fertilizer, though not a perminent fix. The only time i would concern myself with soil ph is if the tree doesnt look as healthy as it should, and i know it is getting the required water, sunlight, and nutrients and also has no pests. I'm sure you've heard the old saying, "if its not broke, dont fix it"

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    Soil pH - Does anyone concern themselves with it?

    You should not be concerned with the PH of soil for bonsai PH is more for Hydroponics.......

    Mike....:O)

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