Fall Lime Application

Empty flower pots work great to spread lime in the rain too

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!

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