Fine Dolomite Lime is made from pulverized Dolomitic Lime.
Fine Dolomite Lime is used as a pH balancer for soil: Dolomite Lime has been a useful pH stabilizer for years, since it has a neutral pH of 7 when added to your soil it stabilizes your soil at pH 7. Will neutralise (7.0)PH easier from a lower value (5.0)than it can drop the PH from a higher value (8.5).
Should be reapplied when gardening in containers after +- 6 weeks not more than level tablespoon per 5l-10l pots. Using to much can cause a lock out of other nutrients- Beware!
Also very useful in composting process, aids and speeds up decomposition of organic mater. Lime should not come in contact with kraal manure as this leads to rapid breakdown and loss of nitrogen.
Lime should not be added if kraal manure is used.
The effects of agricultural lime on soil are:
- it increases the pH of acidic soils (the higher the pH the less acidic the soil); in other words, soil acidity is reduced and alkalinity increased
- it provides a source of calcium and magnesium for plants
- it permits improved water penetration for acidic soils
- it improves the uptake of major plant nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) of plants growing on acid soils.
200 – 250g per m2