Lime can make a great addition to any vegetable garden, and can help bring up its overall pH level. Add lime to your vegetable garden with help from the owner of a garden supply store in this free video clip.
Hi, I'm Ali Reynolds with Ali's Organics, and I want to talk about liming your garden. And what that means is, is basically bringing up your pH level, so that it's not so acidic. Here in our area, we're very alkalized, so we wouldn't actually use lime in our area. But the first thing which you probably should do before liming your soil, is to make sure that your pH isn't too high. Because you don't want to put too much lime in there and then, just create another problem. So, get your soil tested, and if it is anything like a 6.5 and below, you might want to lime it just a little bit. So, get it tested first and then, you want to read your instructions on your package, to know how much you should add. Depending on the level of your acidity. And when you do lime your soil, you want to do it in the Fall time, when you don't have any thing growing. You wouldn't want to be doing it at this point, where I've got stuff growing. Because you're going to want to till it into your soil and you want to let it sit there for a while. And you also don't want to lime your soil, when you are fertilizing. So, don't put the two together, because it's like a chemical reaction. You know, how you use a cleaner and you use bleach with it, and it creates a chemical reaction. You don't want that in your soil, because then you'll be killing off any of the good organisms. Use a garden lime for your soil, and you can get it in any garden center. What I would do, is just sprinkle it onto your soil, till it in, do it maybe, late August, September time. Unless, you've still got things growing, then maybe do it once you've had your first frost. Work it into your soil and let it, just go follow through the winter time. Then come spring time, you're ready to go. And then, you can actually test your soil again at that time, to see if you've added enough. Hopefully, this helps you correct your pH level in your garden, so that you have the perfect growing environment.