Lime is not strictly a fertiliser, but has the effect of raising soil pH level, or reducing soil acidity. By improving conditions for soil-dwelling creatures, it also improves plant growth. Lime is mined from quarries in the North Island and South Island, and is crushed into a form suitable for spreading.
Using this item
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.