lime - Knowledgebase Question

edison, Ne
Question by rapronald
November 20, 2009
IS IT BETTER TO USE GRANULATED OR PULVERIZED LIME BEFORE TILLING THE GARDEN FOR WINTER ?


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Answer from NGA
November 20, 2009

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Powdered lime releases the fastest in the soil. Unfortunately it is hard to get the powder to go through a spreader. Granulated lime is easier to spread than powdered lime, but it releases much slower because the particle size of the lime is larger.

For the best of both worlds use pelleted lime. Pelleted lime is powdered lime that is glued together into pellets with a water soluble glue. The pellet is very easy to spread with a spreader and you don't have to deal with a lot of dust.

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