[SPAM] Not lime. Limestone

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Thu, 26 Jun 2008 12:47:33 PDT
Thanks for that clarification, Adam.

In fact, what I’m experimenting with is ground dolomitic limestone. 

And I’m not using it simply because I think the plants I’m growing might
need it. I’m experimenting to see if the presence of limestone will make a
difference in the soil pathogens. Will limestone discourage our local soil
pathogens – fusarium in particular? I’m trying to find out. 

Eventually I want to try gypsum, too: it will provide calcium and sulfur and
not raise the pH, right? 

By the way, all but one of the big frits which were given the limestone
treatment came out of the ground as fine, clean bulbs. 

Jim McKenney
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