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Re: CULT - Pot culture

John Montgomery wrote:
> At 02:09 PM 9/17/97 -0600, Lynn Woosley wrote:
> >
> >Actually, the purpose of broken crockery, rocks, etc. in the bottom of a
> >pot is to keep your dirt from being washed out the drainage holes.  For
> >this purpose, it works.
> >===========================================
> I bet it does work in that way but many, many books state that it will
> improve drainage. It in fact hampers drainage.

Could someone please explain to me how it hampers drainage?

John                     | "There be dragons here"
                         |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
                         |  to indicate the edge of the known world.

John Jones, jijones@ix.netcom.com
Fremont CA, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay) 
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
Heavy clay base for my raised beds.

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