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Re: Re: Grit; granite vs. limestone


it's oyster shell here too according to our feed store folks.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: james singer
Sent: 9/3/2004 4:30:07 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Grit; granite vs. limestone

> And when I lived in the central valley of California, grit was crushed  
> oyster shell. I think we have a common name problem here. Since it's  
> made for chicken's craws, you probably make it out of what you have  
> that's cheaper than the other stuff you have.
> 
> On Friday, September 3, 2004, at 04:55 PM, James R. Fisher wrote:
> 
> > Donna wrote:
> >> I think we talked about this before- but for what ever reason can't
> >> remember the out come...
> >> Chicken grit- isn't that a somewhere between crushed/chunk type
> >> limestone? Doesn't that change the ph of the soil? Would there be some
> >> concern for really messing with the soil and having worse problems, or
> >> then having to adjust with some chemical of sort to change the ph  
> >> back? Donna
> > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 
> > ++
> > Depends entirely where you live. If you're in the far midwest where  
> > there's
> > no granite within 1000 miles but is underlain by limestone, then grit  
> > is
> > limestone. If you're in the east where NC granite is easily available,
> > then you can find granite grit (like me).
> > -jrf
> > -- 
> > Jim Fisher
> > Vienna, Virginia USA
> > 38.9 N 77.2 W
> > USDA Zone 7
> > Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Zone 10a
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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