Dolomite Lime (Magnesium Limestone) | 250g – 25kg | by Elixir Gardens®
Dolomite is a limestone compound that contains calcium and magnesium. The best mixtures, like our own, contain 8 to 12 percent magnesium and 18 to 22 percent calcium.
These elements help influence the pH of the soil and provide valuable nutrients to plants.
Dolomitic lime can help raise the pH to make the soil more plant-friendly. Some plants prefer acidic soils, where the pH is lower, so check on your specific plants’ needs before adding the dolomite. Some plants, especially vegetables that have lots of seeds inside, such as tomatoes, need extra calcium as they grow and the dolomite is an excellent way to provide that nutrient.
300g per m² will raise pH approx. 0.5 units.
Note. Sandy soil typically needs less than clay soil.
WHEN TO APPLY -You can add dolomite to your yard, flower beds and vegetable gardens any time there’s no frost or freezing temperatures, but it’s best to add it in spring or autumn. Pick a day when no rain is predicted so it won’t wash off the soil before being absorbed.
With vegetables, adding the dolomite before you plant gives the seeds an extra boost, then you can add more as necessary as the plants are growing.
Prepare the garden bed before adding dolomite. Remove weeds and other unwanted vegetation, as well as other debris such as rocks and fallen branches. Rake the surface smooth for more even distribution.
Liming material, neutralising value expressed as CaO 56%. Percentage passing 150 micron sieve 82%. Magnesium Oxide (MgO) 20% (Mg 12%).