how much lime - Knowledgebase Question

spartanburg, So
Question by freddieneigh
April 30, 2010
how much lime to put in the soil when planting a tomato plant in a containair about 14 inchs in dia and 12 inchs deep. can you add lime after planting? thank you

Answer from NGA
April 30, 2010


If you're growing tomatoes in containers, don't use garden soil. Instead, use potting soil. With potting soil, there's no need to add lime. If you are growing tomatoes in the garden and your garden soil is very acidic you can mix about a cup of lime into the soil, working it in to a depth of 8-10 inches before planting your tomato plant. Don't add lime after the plant has been planted. Best wishes with your tomato plant.

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