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Organic Gardening: Organic Calcium for my Garden

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Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2010
8:56 AM

Post #7807025

The man at the Farmer's Market recommended calcium nitrate to give veggies a nice "shine". I use eggshells and bones in my compost - but I don't have very much by volume. What can I safely add to my veggie plots?


Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 20, 2010
8:56 AM

Post #7810425

I use crab shell, but it's expensive. A bucket lasts me a season.

Some people recommend dolomite lime, and although I have used it, I am cautious because it will also change the pH of the soil.

Bone meal will also add calcium but it breaks-down slowly.
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

May 20, 2010
11:40 AM

Post #7810998

Thank you.

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