Let me illustrate on the job of calcium. You have a steam powered locomotive; the locomotive has a woodbox car filled with wood. You need a man to go to the woodbox car to bring the wood to the boiler of the locomotive; Calcium is that man; calcium enables the plant to assimilate the food that is available.
Most people think lime will accomplish this need, and yes lime does have about 35% calcium in it. But around here sweetening the soil is rarely necessary, which is limes main job. There is available a 95% calcium lime, and it is carried at most feed stores; look for those 95 % calcium numbers on the bag.
You prepared a nice garden for your vegetables; you faithfully turn or till the soil in the spring, you’re Johnny-on-the-spot pulling weeds, you cultivate regularly, you water, you even check for bugs. Now if you could just untie your veggie’s hands and take the gags off their mouths so they can eat properly. Calcium will do that for them.
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