Lime use in the garden

Discussion in 'Soils, Fertilizers and Composting' started by Dody J, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. Dody J

    Dody J Member

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    We live in Washington State and I try to plant things that need acid soil, but I now see articles in gardening magazines that indicate that some plants need lime. Is there any list or publication that will help me find which plants do need lime?
     
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    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hi Dody,

    Most plants prefer a neutral pH with a leaning towards acid. Then there are those that prefer alkaline. For example lilac will bloom better with a more alkaline soil See if this helps.
    http://msucares.com/pubs/infosheets/is0372.pdf
    http://homeharvest.com/plantphpreference.htm
    http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/components/1731-29.html
    http://www.gardenguides.com/TipsandTechniques/ph.htm
    http://www.humeseeds.com/soilph.htm

    Changing pH of soil:
    http://www.savvygardener.com/Features/soil_ph.html

    Have fun!
    Newt
     
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    Thank you, thank you for all the information. I printed all the topics you mentioned, and I will study them as I have a mixture of soil types and plants requiring different pHs. I found from one of the articles that one of my blueberries is suffering from iron chlorosis and I thought it needed nitrogen -- the doctor is coming tomorrow to fix it!
     
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