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by 2 many plants on June 10, 2006 11:46 AM
How should I use it? Should I add it to some water or just sprinkle it around my plants?
by alankhart on June 11, 2006 03:07 AM
I believe you just mix in the dirt, but the package should tell you exactly how much to use and how. Hydrated lime simply means it's gone through a process to convert the oxide to hydroxide.

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by Longy on June 12, 2006 06:55 PM
I usually spread dolomite about a handful to the square yard and if there are plants already planted, then i lightly chip it into the surface with a hoe or 3 prong cultivator. If i'm preparing a bed i dig it into the soil. Hydrated lime is stronger than dolomite.
Have a look at this table re application. Note that it is for raising by one point. If you need to raise it further, you should wait for a few months to do so.

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