Garlic Plants

Liming My Fall Garden

Anonymous added on October 25, 2014 | Answered

I live close to Lake Maurepas in southern La. I feel that my garden needs lime since I haven't done that in a while and I used pine needles as a mulch this summer. I am an organic gardener. I normally have a good garden, but this year, my garden was weak and there were lots of problems. It was excessively hot this year, and I think that was part of it. My question is: If I want to grow a few fall items like garlic, mustard and collards, can I lime now? If I do, when can I fertilize? These will only take 3 rows of a 7 row garden.

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Answered on October 30, 2014

The lime you add now won't affect the soil for several months.
Organic gardening is an extensive subject, about which one can always learn more. This is one book that I've found extremely helpful:

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