Return to the Garden Experiments Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Adding Lime to Salad Cold Frame

Posted by Wayne_NY Z6HudsonVal NY (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 14, 03 at 12:41

Hi Garden "Scientest",

Built a new cold frame and transplanted some Black Seeded Simpson seedlings that I started about 5 weeks ago. Kept some of the soil for testing and just found it to be a little akaline. Since I know that lettuce likes acidic soil, I was thinking about adding some lime to the cold frame.

I was thinking about the possibility of adding it for "instant results" and came up with the following options:

1. Add some lime dust to the watering can and sprinkle it right in.

2. Just add some pelletized lime by sprinkling it into the frame and then watering.

What do you think would be the best way?

Thanks in advance,

Wayne


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Adding Lime to Salad Cold Frame

Don't do it! Lime will make your soil MORE alkaline, not less. If you want to acidify, add peat, and I believe sulfur works too though I never use it.

Vicki


 o
RE: Adding Lime to Salad Cold Frame

  • Posted by mwedzi z5b chicago (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 21, 03 at 0:42

Yes, some physics major with chemistry background was enlightening me. Lime, the fruit, is acidic. Lime, the mineral, is basic.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Garden Experiments Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here