Here at rePotme we work hard to provide the finest mixes, media and assorted items for you that we can find. We wanted to add Lime to our extensive list of media, but not just any Lime, it had to be the right product for our plants and yours. Dolomitic Lime is the right product for orchids and other fine plants and we have it in 6.75 pound bags. For those who may wonder what the difference is between Lime types you might find at the local hardware or the big box stores, the following descriptions should be helpful. Magnesium is the key difference, and our Dolomitic Lime is what you want to use if you need to raise PH. To test pH we offer a convenient and easy-to-use pH Test Strip Kit.
Calcitic Lime: Mined from natural limestone, calcitic lime is then crushed up into finely ground powder granules. Pelletized lime is created from finely ground lime plus a cementing agent that is added to form pellets. Pellets are more expensive but easier to use and eliminate the dust problem of granular lime. Pellets dissolve in water so it's important to water thoroughly after application. Calcitic lime also contains calcium, a necessary element to encourage healthy plant growth. Calcitic lime is most often applied to lawns but may also benefit garden plants, shrubs and flowers.
Dolomitic Lime: Dolomitic lime is mined in the same manner as calcitic lime and is also crushed and sold in either finely ground powder form or pellets. Dolomitic lime provides both calcium and magnesium. Dolomitic lime is most often applied to lawns but may also benefit garden plants, shrubs and flowers.
We recommend you store lime in a cool dry place and use gloves when handling.
1lb = 1.5 cups
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
In the absence of soil test results, apply 2.5 to 5 lbs per 100 square feet (2-4 Tbsp per plant) in early spring or fall and water thoroughly. Otherwise, use the guidelines below to achieve a pH of 6.5.
|Current pH||Amount per 100 square feet|
|6.0||3.5 lbs (5 cups)|
|5.5||7.5 lbs (10 cups)|
|5.0||11 lbs (15 cups)|
|4.5||15 lbs (20 cups)|
|4.0||17.5 lbs (24 cups)|