Type Of Lime - Knowledgebase Question

Waterford, NY
Question by Fencerunner1
March 20, 2000
"Quicklime" is not recommended for gardening due to it burns plant roots -
then what is it use for?


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Answer from NGA
March 20, 2000

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use (since it pulls water from the
soil) and hydrate of lime usually
dissolves so quickly that it is of limited value in the garden
and may burn plant roots. Ground limestone is what is most
commonly used in the garden (and lawn) and is available in
powdered or pelleted form. Pelleted lime is less dusty and
can be easier to apply. There are two types available:
dolomitic and calcic. Dolomitic contains some magnesium
which makes this trace element available to plants as well.



use (since it pulls water from the
soil) and hydrate of lime usually
dissolves so quickly that it is of limited value in the garden
and may burn plant roots. Ground limestone is what is most
commonly used in the garden (and lawn) and is available in
powdered or pelleted form. Pelleted lime is less dusty and
can be easier to apply. There are two types available:
dolomitic and calcic. Dolomitic contains some magnesium
which makes this trace element available to plants as well.



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