Using Lime and Fertilizers For Your Organic Vegetable Garden

To have an organic vegetable garden that produces yummy tasting natural vegetables, you must use the proper lime and fertilizers at the correct time of the year.


The only type of lime that should be used for your organic vegetable garden is ground limestone. Lime adds calcium to the soil and raises the pH. It is a good idea to test your soil levels of lime before you apply. Too much lime in your garden and hurt your vegetables. Because lime takes a long time to work, you should add lime to your garden in the fall. To apply the lime to your garden you can use a lawn spreader, hand spreader, or a cup. It is a good idea to wear a face mask to keep from breathing in lime dust.


You can use fertilizers on your organic vegetable garden as long as it is organic fertilizer or compost. You can purchase organic fertilizer from your neighborhood store or you can make your own. Again, it is a good idea to test the soil. You want to focus on infusing your soil with what it needs. Fertilizer should be applied in the spring. You can apply the fertilizer in the same ways that you applied the lime.