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I'm having trouble sorting something out. With acid-loving plants, they need a lower PH to be able to extract nutrients from the soil. If they are getting all of their nutrients from a fertilizer (as in a 100% turface application), do they still need a low PH soil?
 

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Yes, they still need acid but with grit soil you have to either add some conifer bark for the acid, or feed with something like MirAcid (or both).
 

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I guess I'm just unclear as to why they still need the soil PH to be lower.
 
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