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Old July 10, 2019   #1
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Default How to add Lime afterwards?

I thought gardening would be like riding a bike, but it appears to not be true!
I forgot to add lime in my container mix this season when I was refreshing it! I have 5 gallon buckets hooked up to rain barrels aka RGGS (rain gutter grow system.)

I was going to start adding Masterblend fertilizer (from Morgan County Seeds) to my rain barrel. It doesn't make sense to also add lime into the water supply, does it?
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I'm not sure that the lime would be water-soluble. Maybe you'll need to add something like a cal-mag solution to your buckets for your calcium needs.
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I always put the lime in after the rum and then gently stir.
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I thought gardening would be like riding a bike, but it appears to not be true!
I forgot to add lime in my container mix this season when I was refreshing it! I have 5 gallon buckets hooked up to rain barrels aka RGGS (rain gutter grow system.)

I was going to start adding Masterblend fertilizer (from Morgan County Seeds) to my rain barrel. It doesn't make sense to also add lime into the water supply, does it?
Why are we adding lime? If you are using 4-18-38 you will need more N as well as the Ca I suspect you are after. Calcium Nitrate is the answer. However... you will also need to add Epsom Salt MgSO4.
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