Soil Amendments

Using Lime


Anonymous added on October 29, 2017 | Answered

how, when, and how much lime do I use in my flower beds and potted plants? I put osmocote and Epsom salts on them 2 months ago. I am in Fairhope, AK.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 29, 2017

Lime is used to acidify (lower pH of) garden soil, either if your soil is excessively alkaline (high pH), or if you have acid-loving plants like blueberries or rhododendrons:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/adding-lime-to-soil.htm

The best way to determine how much lime to add is to have a soil test done. That will tell you how far off your soil is from the ideal pH for your plants, and how much lime you need to add.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-soil.htm

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