Dolomite Lime – Addition to Garden

Q: My soil analysis says I need to add dolomite lime. In looking at garden centers I can not find anything labeled dolomite lime.

A: Dolomitic lime is simply a liming material that contains magnesium carbonate and magnesium oxide alongside the normal calcium carbonate. Look on the lime bag label to see if magnesium is mentioned. Most lime sold in Georgia comes from the marble-producing area around Jasper. Powdered or pelletized marble from that source has plenty of magnesium in it.