Sunday, April 6, 2014

PHOSPHATES AND LIME, VINTAGE POSTER SUNDAY


OK, this one is lost on me.  It's a vintage poster image but I'm not sure what crop they are growing or what might benefit from 'phosphates and lime'.  Is this something we'd use today?  Or was this 'old school gardening'?

Well, today is rainy and nasty, so it's 'stay inside' day.  But I got a lot done yesterday so that's good.  I'll post more on that later.

Hope your weekend is going great!


6 comments:

Candace said...

Both are soil amendments. Phosphates are in most fertilizers. and help plants grow. Lime is a base and lowers the acidity of soil so that plants can grow better.

FionaG said...

Both improve your soil. Our neighbour is a dairy farmer and he ritually spreads both after harvesting feed and turning the soil, normally just before we get good rain. We use him as our weather channel, LOL, (and I'm quite serious).

Daphne Gould said...

I certainly use both on my garden. Lime makes your soil more alkaline which is good for us in the Northeast that have acidic soil - not so good if you have alkaline soil though, like my mom in Colorado. Phosphates are the P in N-P-K in fertilizers.

1st Man said...

Awesome, thank you!! I figured it was good for plants but wasn't sure why there were pushing people to use it back then. Ha, it was probably 'new fangled' back then. :-)

1st Man said...

Cool, thank you. Oh, I know how those old farmers are sometimes the best weather forecasters, ha.

1st Man said...

Cool, thank you. I never thought about it but I see the NPK in fertilizers. Makes sense!