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What does DOLOMITE do, and is there a substitute?

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#1 Comment By earthlady On 06/02/2011 @ 4:09 pm

To the best of my knowledge dolomite & or perlite are soil additives to keep your soil loose. Personally I don’t like it in my soil mixes. You could use plain old playground or beach sand as an alternative. My beds are a mix of black dirt, peatmoss & sand. Peat moss will also keep your soil loose.
Hope this helps!

#2 Comment By Nikki On 06/03/2011 @ 9:08 am

It is used to add calcium and magnesium to the soil and gypsum is a common substitute.

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