Highly acidic soil may have high concentrations of iron, aluminum and manganese, which may be toxic to certain plants. Conversely, some plants, such as blueberries, do well in these conditions.
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Jill Harness has written on a variety of subjects for more than 10 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including "San Diego City Beat," "Mental Floss," Rue The Day! and Neatorama. Harness has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.