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Soil Test Note 19: Vegetable and Flower Gardens (Supplement to Soil Test Report)



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Authored by Joyce Latimer, Extension Specialist, Horticulture, Virginia Tech, and S.E. Heckendorn, Laboratory Manager, Soil Testing Laboratory, Virginia Tech

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For Established Plants – When less than 5 pounds per 100 square feet is recommended, spread lime evenly around plants and, if possible, rake into the top inch of soil without disturbing the root system. Wash off any lime that comes in contact with foliage.

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Publication Date

October 11, 2019