Earlier we talked about a penny tool that can be used to treat the garden for an incredible harvest next year. But in order for the beds to please with an abundance of vegetables in the future, it is also worth thinking about soil deoxidation. This procedure is usually done in the fall.

The easiest way to do this is to use lime. Lime contains calcium, which not only improves the nutritional properties of the earth, but also increases the yield.

As a rule, the soil becomes more acidic in autumn. This happens due to the rotting of fallen leaves and grass residues. Increased acidity leads to a decrease in soil permeability, nutrients and moisture can be retained. That is why experts advise to carry out the deoxidation procedure. This will create a favorable environment for plant growth.

Before using lime to deoxidize the soil, you need to determine the degree of its acidity. To do this, we advise you to use special test kits that are sold in garden centers.

Why should lime be applied to the soil in the fall? It has its advantages:

It is best to use lime flour or lime in powdered form. Such substances are easily soluble in water, and therefore can be applied to the soil evenly.

How to apply lime to the soil in the fall:

  • Determine the degree of acidity of the earth.
  • Buy lime - for every 3 square meters of soil, you will need about 225-450 g (depending on acidity).
  • Cover the bed with a thin layer of straw or leaves to retain moisture.
  • Dilute the lime in a bucket of water according to the instructions. A bucket of water takes approximately 110-225 g of the substance.
  • Spread the lime solution evenly over the entire bed.
  • If necessary, after a few weeks, the procedure can be repeated to obtain the required pH level of the earth.
  • It is very important to water the garden abundantly after deoxidation in order to prevent the lime from drying out. So the substance will dissolve better in the ground.

    Why deoxidize the soil with lime in the fall? This procedure helps to improve the structure and fertility of the beds, preserve the nutrients that are necessary for plant development, and increase the resistance of crops to diseases.