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Re: Dolomite Lime,PLEASE HELP!

Hi just a note about your dolomite lime therory,  the best thing to add 
to fix your clay problem would probably be gypsum.  To my knowledge 
dolomite does not fix a clay soil only increase the pH.
Try mixing some gypsum into it, i am not sure off hand about the amount 
you would use, but it should say on the bag.
Check it out anyway.
Hope i was of some help

----Original Message Follows----
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 09:55:04 -0600 (MDT)
Reply-To: iris-l@rt66.com
From: Steven & Sharlyn Rocha <srocha@pacbell.net>

Subject: Dolomite Lime,PLEASE HELP!

Hello Iris Lovers,
	I have some important questions about Dolomite Lime.  I have gotten my
daughter's sixth grade class interested in planting a bed of iris on the
school grounds.  I am donating a different color iris for each member of
the class.  They are planting them tomorrow as a class project.  I 
the soil with compost and super phosphate and  15-15-15. My problem is 
the soil still doesn't look right to me.  I have never seen a soil so
claylike.  I used to make pottery, and this soil feels like potter's 
It also had some red dirt at one layer.  Even though I put in plenty of
compost, it looks clumpy.  Steve said he had heard that adding Dolomite
Lime to the soil will help breakdown clay.  Does this work and how much
should I add?  They are planting tomorrow so I would appreciate any 
I can get today.

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