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Re: Making Potting Soil

At 07:39 AM 04/17/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>I've been off the air and just read both posts.  I did not take it as a
>challenge at all.
>I also did not put this recipe together.  It was one sent to me by
>Indianabob.  This is what he uses in pots for planting hostas so as not to
>use soil.  As I remember the topic, it was to prevent rot in potted hostas,
>perhaps by overwatering , don't use soil.  So I ask, what can I put together
>for hostas in pots since I don't have a place to do compost.
>Mine was a suggestion that if using sawdust, more -N- fert is needed to
>offset the -N- use of the sawdust in decomposition the first year.
>Best Regards, Beth
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Gerry/Bob O'Neill" <eoneill@ibm.net>
>To: <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
>Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2000 7:27 PM
>Subject: Re: Making Potting Soil
>> Then what is the benefit of the sawdust, Beth???
>> Gerry
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sawdust is bulk, usually free, organic, and it works,  hydroponic growers
have been using it for yrs, alone, pr mixes with pearlite or  vermuclite
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