Garden writers often instruct people to “add lime” to soil in order to attain a neutral soil pH (acid/alkaline balance). Unfortunately, this advice comes from writers who live east of the Mississippi where their soil is acidic. They assume everyone has the same soil as they do. This is not good advice in much of the West. Our High Plains soil is alkaline (the opposite of acidic). So if you add lime to our soil you will only make it more alkaline.
Never, ever add lime to either your soil or your compost pile. Doing so increase the alkalinity of our already alkaline soil, and thus reduce your plant’s health and overall growth.
710 S. Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82001
|The Greenhouse||Weekdays 8:00 – 4:30
Saturdays 11:00 – 3:30
|Closed Sundays & Holidays
(except during Glass Art Show)
|The Grounds||Always open from dawn to dusk|
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Note:Occasionally closed on Tuesdays following
national holidays that occur on Mondays.
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