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joe cervantes

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Re: Turface
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2010, 05:30 PM »
Just repotted my Trident. Was going to use 100% Turface, but decided to add some bark  for the hot summers we have here. The Trident is doin quite well now.


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Re: Turface
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2010, 09:52 AM »
It must be what I got but I hate the stuff.  When I get a tree in it I repot it as soon as I can.

Why's that?  Since you grow (or grew) on a bigger scale than a lot of us I think that's interesting.  I've heard that from more and more people.  Since branching out into different soil components, I'm not as big a fan of turface as I was.

Did you see breakdown of the stuff you got?  What is it that you don't like about turface?


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Re: Turface
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2010, 11:54 AM »
I just started using turface this past spring, and I haven't noticed any breakdown yet. I used turface, lava, and a little bark for my maples, elms, ficus, boxwood, and my gardenia. (although the gardenia mix contained more bark)


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Re: Turface
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2010, 09:28 PM »
I purchased what I believe to be Turface, only it's called "montmorillonite clay" at an NAPA Auto Parts store. It's advertised as an oil absorbant, but since it was highly recommended in an article I found in I thought I would invest my $12 . I use it on my pines and they seem happy.

Since people here are saying that Turface has many variations, is anyone familiar with montmorillonite clay?