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Re: seedling mulch

Well, I stopped in at the co-op today. They don't have any grit at all, but
he's ordering in a bag for me.  They carry starter or chicken grit.  You
don't get to pick the type of granite like they do in England.  I mentioned
that we'd sell it at Bulbapalooza for critter control and he said he thought
oyster shells might be better.  We've sold those for 4 years, but I
occasionally get someone who asks about OS raising the pH.  We already have
neutral to somewhat lime soil here.  I know you end up with more Calcium in
the soil after breakdown - and we don't need more calcium here - but I have
never been able to find reputable info on the pH of oyster shells.  Does
anyone know?

Since I don't have an answer, I thought I'd try grit this year instead.  I
can mention its other uses and possibly sell more.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@clubhouse-designs.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 12:59 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] seedling mulch

> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > Thanks, Marge.  I'll be checking on it tomorrow.  At this co-op you
> tell
> > them what you want, they find it on the computer - if there are
> choices
> > within that item, they'll ask which you want, and you pay for it.
> Then you
> > go have them load it up.
> ----------
> Ah.....the 'no touchy the product' type place:-)  Well, best of luck
> there....
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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