Uses: Contains calcium carbonate to keep plants healthy and strong. Contains some magnesium to encourage strong and vibrant leaves. Suitable for all garden soil. Not suitable for potting media. Lime coagulates the tiny clay particles which makes the soil more friable and easy to work. Good for breaking up heavy clay soil improves drainage. Enables good bacteria to flourish and releases plant foods.
These plants prefer neutral to alkaline soil: Flowers – Delphiniums, Buddleia, Gypsophila, Iris, Bluebell. Tress – Maple, Douglas Fir, Citrus Fruit Trees. Vegetables – Brassicas such as Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, Swede.
Club Root: Prevents club root in Cabbages, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower and other Brassicas. Can also affect ornamental and wild relatives such as Cheiranthus and Aubrieta. Occurs between midsummer to late autumn when soil is moist and warm. Symptoms: Above ground – Stunted growth, purplish foliage and wilting in hot weather. Below ground – Root system becomes swollen and distorted. If left untreated plant will die.
Can be added all year around, but it is recommend to add in the autumn/winter for annuals such as vegetables before frost so that it can take affect over the course of winter. It is also recommended to add lime before planting and will help the product have more effect compared to when added to the surface of established plants.
- For highly acidic soils: apply every year, for other types of soils every 2-3 years.
- Incorporate in the top 20cm/8″ of soil.
- For young plants: Dig into planting hole. 1 handful (35g) per sq m.
- Established plants: Sprinkle around plant and water in. 2 handfuls per sq m.
- Soil Conditioner: Fork in feed. 2 handfuls per sq m.
Garden Lime has many benefits to soil that is too acidic.
By applying garden lime at the recommended rate, you can turn your soil right around and prepare it for many more types of plants and veg to be grown!
Prevents Club Root
Club Root is a fungal infection that causes swollen, distorted
roots and stunted growth. It typically occurs between mid-summer and late autumn when soil is moist and warm.
Garden Lime prevents Club Root in Cabbages, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower and other Brassicas.
It can also affect ornamental and wild relatives such as Cheiranthus and Aubrieta.
Symptoms of Club Root
Above ground: Stunted growth in the plant, foliage can turn a purplish colour and crops are subject to wilting in hot weather.
Below ground: The plant root system becomes swollen and distorted.
Try to aim for…
6.5pH is considered by most to be the best all-round pH for the majority of garden plants.
If your test reads less than 6.5 pH your soil is too acidic and lime must be applied.