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Re: Soil mix---- grit.

  • Subject: Re: Soil mix---- grit.
  • From: "Clarence Hammer" <chammer@cfl.rr.com>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2002 10:38:28 -0600 (CST)

A note about the chicken grit.  If you ask for this at the feed store, make
sure it's granite.  A cheaper product made from oyster shells is replacing
granite grit here.   Not sure the oyster shell would be good, perhaps
too alkaline?  I like the granite, altho I'm not convinced it's an exact
substitute for pumice, as pumice has nooks and crannies that will retain
some moisture, but the granite is smooth and only opens the mix.  I only use
this for succulents, never Aroids.

Anyway, pumice isn't available too far from the west coast, and certainly
not in Florida.  So, chicky grit it is!


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