Garden Soil Preperation - Knowledgebase Question

Effingham, KS
Question by dlcebe
April 13, 2001
How much lime should be applied to a 600 square foot vegetable garden. Can lime pellets be applied in the spring, if it is worked into the soil?


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Answer from NGA
April 13, 2001

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The answer to your question really depends on what the pH of the soil is now and what you are planning to grow. You would need to run some basic soil tests and then add any necessary amendments based on the results. Your county extension should be able to help you interpret the results; the amount of lime needed to change pH a point varies tremendously depending on whether you have sandy soil or heavy soil.

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