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Post  hawthorn on Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:36 pm

What mixture for muck has worked well for you? I've read akadama dust n manure, also yard clay and sphagnum, would one be any better then the other? I get humid summers in my area.Thanks for any advice.

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:31 pm

I use plain ol' southern red clay, mixed with finely chopped sphagnum and (occasionally) a bit of dried and crumbled horse manure. When you use yard clay (and the manure), though, you have to be resigned to pulling weeds (and a lot of them) for a year or two.

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Post  hawthorn on Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:27 pm

Thanks Jim, ill see if I can get clay from another source, didn't think about weeds.

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Post  jgeanangel on Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:49 am

For close to twenty years now I have used potters clay, long fiber sphagnum moss and a garden center product called michigan peat (heavy black decomposed peat). Mixed equally by volume to a cookie dough or slightly wetter consistency.

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Post  Fore on Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:32 pm

What about adding leftover akadama fines?

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Post  LittleJoe on Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:18 pm

Umm, what is muck and what is it used for?

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Post  Fore on Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:00 pm

It's a clay based mixture that you use to build a 'supporting wall' on slab, or to support rock plantings' roots.

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Post  LittleJoe on Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:02 pm

Fore wrote:It's a clay based mixture that you use to build a 'supporting wall' on slab, or to support rock plantings' roots.
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Post  hawthorn on Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:41 pm

Thanks John, just watched your videos too.

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Post  amanluthra688 on Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:12 am

I use cow manure (not the fresh one)sphagmun moss powdered one and simple soil in equal volume. It worked fine once dried.

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