Is Lime Fertilizer Poisonous to Animals?

Only use lime labeled "horticultural lime" (calcium or magnesium carbonate) or "gypsum" (calcium sulphate) in your garden. The products known as "quicklime" (calcium oxide) or "slaked lime" (calcium hydroxide) are quite caustic and can be dangerous to humans and animals.

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Melissa Jordan-Reilly has been a writer for 20 years, both as a newspaper reporter and as an editor of nonprofit newsletters. Among the publications in which she has published are, "The Winsted Journal," "Taconic" and "Compass Magazine." A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Jordan-Reilly also pursues sustainable agriculture techniques and tends a market garden at her Northwestern Connecticut home.