Author Topic: Tell me about your soil components  (Read 6063 times)

Anthony

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Re: Tell me about your soil components
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2013, 06:34 PM »
Please note, the island has an unusual climate - no rain from December until April/May [ this year July ] and humidty at 50%, with Easterlies.

That said since 1980 or so the soil used has been -

[1] Home made compost
[2] Sifted builder's silica based gravel [ now available in 25 Kilo bags - no more sifting - this size [  ] ]
[3] Sifted crushed, earthenware, porous brick [ it's from the hollow clay building blocks.] Will hold water nicely within itself.
Fired to 960 - 1020 deg.c , doesn't decay.

Just simple blends of this will grow anything well.
Good Evening
Anthony