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Q.using lime

Zone Fairhope, AL 36532 | 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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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:

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.

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