I do understand, and I am sorry.
And never ever get them close to lime as that will kill them.
So a container then, and bottled water from somewhere else
We are pretty darn limey out this way...
a soil with a pH of 8 is ten times more alkaline than a soil with a pH of 7
SOIL PH IN UTAH
In 1999, 92% of the soil samples submitted to the Analytical Laboratory at Utah State University had pH values above 7. The majority of these samples fell in a pH range between 7.8 and 8.2. The high pH of soils in Utah, as well as other western states, is primarily the result of thousands of years of soil development in a low rainfall environment. This lack of rainfall has allowed large amounts of calcium carbonate (lime) to accumulate in western U.S. soils.
THE EFFECT OF LIME ON SOIL PH
In Utah, soil lime contents range from 0% to more than 50% by weight. Each percent of lime translates into approximately 20 tons of lime per acre-foot of soil. Lime acts as a buffer, maintaining soil pH in the alkaline range. Buffers like lime continue to resist a change to pH even when
acids are added directly to the soil. The buffering capacity of lime in Utah soils was recently demonstrated in a field experiment where sulfuric acid was repeatedly sprayed on the surface of a soil containing 38% lime. Soil pH was measured daily in the surface inch of soil (Figure 2). Each time acid was applied, soil pH dropped but rapidly rebounded due to the buffering capacity of the lime.