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Sorry its not that simple but soil needs porosity. Water must pass through
yet some must be held for the plant. Sandy-loam does grow well under
irrigation but clay soil amended with organic matter does better in all
In either case the answer is constantly adding organic matter. It will
cause the sandy soil to hold water and the clay soil to drain.
If you have choice the clay is better.

At 05:49 AM 1/18/99 -0500, you wrote:
>If the soil was hardpacked, it definately
>> would limit growth.
>So, in other words, if you took 2 of the same hostas and planted one in
>clay and one in sand, the one planted in the sand, in 3 years, would
>probably be much larger than the one in clay, right?
>Denise Nakon

Butch Ragland So. Indiana zone 5

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