October 22nd, 2011.
We had friends over and spent a little more than 2 hours spreading lime. There were six of us filling and shaking plastic flower pots over about 3 acres. It was a wet day, and everyone was covered with a patina of white by the time we finished and took our lunch.
We applied 32 bags (1600 lbs) of powered agricultural lime at a rate of 533 lbs/acre. Next time I’ll buy a little more to ensure that I can cover all the corners that we didn’t quite reach.
Many hands make light work, and I’m very happy that such a low tech solution works so well!