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Re: Berms, now top soil

Well that's why I keep (and amend when necessary) the topsoil I have.
This Blackland Prairie clay is wondrously fertile, one just has to get
it friable.

Thanks to compost, lava sand and Texas greensand, that works. No
imported junk in my yard. Roses are starting to bloom BTW if anyone is


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Zemuly@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 9 Apr 2003 20:17:25 EDT

>In a message dated 04/09/2003 5:03:51 PM Central Daylight Time, 
>When I was growing up in the Mississippi Delta the top soil was as deep as 
>one could dig as it resulted from the Mississippi River's flooding.  Now it 
>is being filled with tacky subdivisions.  Developers love scraping off every 
>inch of good soil before they start to build their god-awful buildings so 
>somebody somewhere has access to the most fertile soil in the world.
>zone 7
>West TN
>To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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