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Re: Gypsum - Soil Conditioner

Sounds good to me.


Thanks for the information about gypsum.  Where can I get Clay Cutter in
Indiana - Zone 5?

Also, I finally found the flower and garden magazine (annual).  Your garden
is wonderful.  I'm amazed at how much you have in it.

Jan - Zone 5

At 10:03 AM 1/6/2000 EST, you wrote:
>Hi all:
>   We have a product available locally by the name of "Clay Cutter" ... it
>composed mainly of pine bark fines and works like a dream!  Although I think 
>you can save yourself quite a bit of money by simply improving clay soils 
>with compost, shredded leaves and other garden debris ... seems to work just 
>as well as most commercially available products.
>   On the subject of gypsum, I have a friend who was given a bag of it to 
>help with her clay soils.  She completely forgot about the bag and left it 
>outside all winter and a good part of the following spring.  The bag 
>decomposed and the gypsum had completely permeated and broken up the clay 
>beneath.  Might be worth a try!
>Sandie Markland 
>Lorton, Virginia 
>Zone 7 
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