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When to put out Lime?

Old 07-16-2008, 06:58 PM
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Default When to put out Lime?

I am going to plant a brassica and turnip plot around August 15th. When should I put down lime now or should I wait until I plant the seed?
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:22 PM
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It would have been best to have put it out in Feb or March. It takes 6 or so months to really get a good reaction from the lime, so the quicker the better.
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:33 AM
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timber is right. I put down lime back in the last week of Jan. The guys at the Whitetail Institute recommended that. I guess it takes a while for it to actually change your ph.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:05 PM
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I usually plant around the 15th of august and I put lime down in mid april
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:46 AM
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try putting some hydrated lime down now.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:39 PM
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Default RE: When to put out Lime?

Hydrated lime is supposed to be the best and it reflects in the price (2x) pulverized lime. It is said that it takes a ton of lime to raise the Ph 1 point and it takes about 4-6 months to penatrate 1/2" . I put lime down at least 2x before I am ready to plant in the late summer,Feb/March and again in May/June.

Good Luck ! I surrendered I hunt in Del. CountyNY and If it's brown it's down is the white tail management theory with the weekend warriors that hunt near my property.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:52 AM
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Default RE: When to put out Lime?

We put our lyme down in Mid Mayand hten disced it into the ground... We're gonna plant 2 weeks from today.. so in other words, get it down now! good luck
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