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Raise pH easily, inexpensive..

Hey I just got done doing the readings on the pH for the soil my Tomatoes are in and it was 5!!! Does anyone have a quick and easy way to raise my pH maybe a point? A point and a half would be ideal...
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Powdered limestone, $3 for 40 lbs at Lowes...or a whole lot of Tums tablets.

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I'm thinking wood ash as the "cheapest".

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TZ -OH6 wrote:Powdered limestone, $3 for 40 lbs at Lowes...or a whole lot of Tums tablets.
How much is a whole lot of Tums? Because I'm sure there is a toxicity point...
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YoungBuck wrote:
TZ -OH6 wrote:Powdered limestone, $3 for 40 lbs at Lowes...or a whole lot of Tums tablets.
How much is a whole lot of Tums? Because I'm sure there is a toxicity point...
I so don't want to sound like I'm heckling. But I expect you'll run out of money before you buy 40 Pounds of Tums.

Crushed limestone is crushed limestone. Buy a (40 Lb) bag for your yard, apply some on the garden every other year, along with the rest of the yard. Get another PH test done about year 10.
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