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Ideal aril beds

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Ideal aril beds
  • From: "Francesca R. Thoolen" irisgirl@attbi.com
  • Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 18:33:07 -0700

This is primarily directed to the ArilRobin members but because we cannot
make attachments in that group I am sending it here.

> Here is an excerpt of Our Garden Soils by Charles E. Kellogg, Macmillan &
> Co, c. 1952, which pertains to Lime for correcting acidity. If you want
more
> of the pages I can scan them but I will have to send them to you privately
> since they may use up too many 'Ks'. I found the part about Dolomitic
> limestone very interesting and found it to be helpful in making my mix for
> the arils in the pots. I usually use it with Supersoil potting mix.
Whenever
> I change my formula the arils seem to complain, so I am sticking to the
old
> formula.
>
> Francesca
> irisgirl@attbi.com
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter R McGrath" <peterrmcgrath@juno.com>
> To: <ARILROBIN@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 1:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARILROBIN] Ideal aril beds
>
>
> > For the record,
> >
> > Adam's recommendation about limestone is totally appropriate in the part
> > of the country he lives in, but in New Mexico, and much of the Western
> > U.S., limestone would ruin soil.  It will lock up nutrients and make the
> > soil like concrete.
> >
> > Be careful.
> >
> > Pete
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, 5 May 2003 12:29:28 -0500 "Adam Fikso" <irisman@ameritech.net>
> > writes:
> > >  Bill, no data on that, also Georgia is not Azerbaijan.
> > > (misremembered) but
> > > the other data is correct insofar as it goes.  It was not clear
> > > whether that
> > > was dry weight, wet weight, or volume. Similar data reported in
> > > other
> > > reference.  Ain't gonna look it up.    See article by Holden about
> > > growing
> > > arils in gravel.
> > >
> > > In general soils in that area are low in N, except for what blows in
> > > as
> > > loessm unless goats are grazed there .  But the latter is stil low
> > > N.  I
> > > searched all available historical information on soil composition
> > > where
> > > these things grow in nature, and it al pretty much falls into the
> > > same
> > > parameters.  Adam
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >  ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: <oneofcultivars@aol.com>
> > > To: <ARILROBIN@yahoogroups.com>
> > > Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 5:05 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [ARILROBIN] Ideal aril beds
> > >
> > >
> > > > In a message dated 5/3/2003 8:42:34 PM Central Daylight Time,
> > > > irisman@ameritech.net writes:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >  In nature, soil analyses in Georgia (Azerbaijan)
> > > > > showed only 1-3% organic matter .  In a hundred cubic  inches,
> > > that
> > > would
> > > > > be
> > > > > only 1-3 cubic inches..    very, very little.
> > > > >
> > > > Thank you.
> > > > Do you also happen to know the N-P-K nutrient levels in that soil?
> > > Perhaps
> > > > even the micro nutrient levels?
> > > >
> > > > Bill Burleson 7a/b
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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> > > >
> > > >
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