Anonymous asked in Home & GardenGarden & Landscape · 6 months ago

I applied vinegar to a piece of magnesium limestone I found. I expected there to be an apparent reaction but I could not observe one?

is this to be expected.

My reason for asking is because I wanted the magnesium limestone to neutralise the excessive acidity in the soil of my yard. Before I was about to grind it up to apply to the soil I though I would just put a bit of vinegar on to test. I expected it to bubble up but it didn't. Will it be any good for de acidifying my soil?

3 Answers

  • 6 months ago

    If the limestone had been polished then you would have seen that the surface had become etched. Vinegar is a mild acid but it will react with limestone but only very slowly.

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  • Mr.357
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    6 months ago

    Vinegar is a weak acid and you don't have as much calcium to react and create CO2 is in regular lime stone. Grind it up and then pour vinegar on it and wait a while. You will get some bubbles and it will neutralize your soil.

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  • 6 months ago

    Try some muriatic acid. They sell it in myst hardware stores. Vinegar is a fairly weak acid.

    But while you are there buying acid, you might just buy a bag of "garden lime" instead it's not expensive.

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    • Roger.... who said anything about using acid for gardening? The acid is to test the limestone. Please work on your reading comprehension skills.

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