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  • Applying lime to in-ground figs

    I want to lime my in ground figs, but I have no clue how much to apply. Anyone have input? My soil pH is around 5.5 or 6 if memory serves.
    https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
    SE PA
    Zone 6

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    My soil is around 6.2. Last year I sprinkled 1 cup of dolomite lime around the base of the tree though I 'm not sure if it makes any difference. I would be curious to hear if others have done a comparison of +/- lime.
    Steve
    D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
    WL: Verdolino, Figue Jaune, Nantes Maroc, Lussheim

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    • Kelby
      Kelby commented
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      I got a bunch af bags for a couple bucks each last fall, figure it can't hurt to apply.

  • #3
    ASC Pete In ground fertilizer program

    For my in-ground trees, Spring fertilizer application:
    Saturate soil (at least 10 gallons) with Miracle Grow General Purpose fertilizer 24-8-16 @ 1 Tablespoon / gallon of water... (initial Boost)
    2 cups of pulverized Dolemite limestone / 25 sq Ft area... (Calcium and Magnesium)
    2 cups Espoma-Tone / 25 sq ft area... (Macro / Micro nutrients and Inoculates soil with Microbes)
    spread 1-2 inches of compost... (Fertilizer and bedding for earth worm)
    Cover compost with Pine Bark Mulch or Pine Shavings... (Ground Cover and eventual compost / fertilizer)
    newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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    • Kelby
      Kelby commented
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      Good info, thanks Mike! And Pete!

    • AscPete
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      For those with a pH above 6.5 or 7.0 substituting Gypsum for the Dolemite Limestone will yield similar results because it doesn't change the pH value.

  • #4
    Went ahead and put about 3/4 cup lime and a 1/2 cup Dr Earth fertilizer (similar to the Tones) in each of my fig wells. After fertilizing blueberries last week I'm burning through fertilizer!
    https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
    SE PA
    Zone 6

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    • #5
      I use a little dolemite limestone to all of my potted plant and it make a big difference ,thanks to Bob for this tip.........
      Brian
      Chackbay LA Zone 9A

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      • Kelby
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        I have been putting it my blend this year, too. We'll see if there's a noticeable difference!
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