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Tiny helpers with a big effect:How microorganisms regulate the pH value

Microorganisms play an important role in regulating the pH of our soils. Each gram of soil contains several thousand species of microorganisms that release certain metabolic products by breaking down organic substances, which can both alkalize and acidify the soil.

A rich diversity of microorganisms in the soil is essential for healthy plant development and a successful harvest. Microorganisms, also called microbiomes, can help release nutrients in the soil by regulating pH, thereby increasing the availability of nutrients to plants. They also contribute to disease resistance and pest resistance.

A rule of thumb is that the optimum pH in garden soil should be between 6.5 and 7.5. At this value, the ratio of acids and bases in the soil is balanced and the vast majority of garden plants and soil organisms feel comfortable.

If the pH in the soil is too low, certain nutrients such as phosphorus, calcium and magnesium can no longer be sufficiently absorbed by the plants. In turn, if the pH is too high, nutrient uptake of iron and zinc can be inhibited.

Accordingly, a balanced pH is key for a thriving garden and healthy plants.

The living microorganisms, which are already added to the rent during the production process of Bodenwunder and thus promote fermentation, regulate the pH value to 7.2 and make Bodenwunder a particularly "living" soil, which improves the nutrient uptake of the plants and increases soil fertility!

Bodenwunder with living microorganisms - an ideal environment for our plant life!

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