What vegetables benefit from lime in the soil? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by qcsmom
June 10, 2009
My father mixed lime in with the soil every year prior to planting - I am unsure which vegetables this is good for or bad for. Please help!

Answer from NGA
June 10, 2009


Lime raises the soil's pH. If you have acidic soil and you add lime it will make the soil more neutral and that will be just fine for most any vegetable. Test your soil's pH (there are kits available or you can take a soil sample to your local cooperative extension office). If the pH is in the neutral to slightly acidic range (5.8 - 7.0), it will be fine for your veggies.

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