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Ive heard of people usin this on their plot and whatnot but i dont know much about it. Anyone know the cost or if its worth the extra money. Wonder if it still takes as much time for it to "kick in" as regular lime. Just wondered:confused:
 

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Doesn't take quite as much. Maybe roughly 40-45% less, but if you buy it by the bag....well, its darn expensive. If you bought it by the ton, its still expensive, but might be worth it just for the ease of spreading it. Basically pelletized lime spreads just like fert. Ag line takes a drop spreader or a special broadcaster to spread it.

I haven't priced it much lately, so I can't give you exact figures.

[Edited on 12-5-2009 by HabitatMD]
 

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PARTICAL SIZE MAKES A DIFFERENCE! I JUST POSTED A CHART ON THE OTHER LIME THREAD. THAT WILL SHOW YOU WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS, I AM THINKING THAT IT WILL BE LESS EFFECTIVE THAN SAY A FINE GROUND LIME!
 

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The reason Im askin is because i got a little "honeyhole" plot that is not bigger than a half acre so Id say it might be tough to get a lime truck in there for so little lime. Havent dont ph test yet but Im sure its poor. Planted turnips, clover, chickory this year but all that came on was the turnips but they all went to tops no bulbs. Thanks fellas
 

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Pelletized lime is very effective, it's also very easy to spread, and great for small, out of the way plots. Not cost effective on large plots, but for an acre or less can be just the ticket. I use it on quite a few of my plots, the only easy way to get lime to a lot of them.
 

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Sounds like that may be the ticket for me. By the way whats the best time to get it on the ground to give it time enough to take affect
 

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You're still looking at 6 months or so for it to be fully utilized, sooner is always better than later with lime. :cheers:
 

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for half an acre you should just get-r done. it's your best choice for that small of an area. i did two acres with it and i think i paid 3.60 a bag. two tons per acre. 360 bucks. ouch! but it was done and overwith in a hurry. i'm up to 3 acres now and going to four acres so i'll see if i can get a lime truck this time. good luck!
 

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don't make the mistake i did of taking the bags to the property and leaving them out in the rain. i didn't realize that some of them had pin holes in the bags and they sucked up the moisture like a sponge. it made it real difficult to spread with the spreader since it would jam up all the time with the wet lime (clods). :cheers:

[Edited on 12/5/2009 by citybowhunter]
 

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If its a very small plot you might consider buying garden lime which is very good and spreading it through your seed dispenser.

the garden lime has an ENM of 660+/- ..just an option

first things first .. get a soil sample
 
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