Muck for slab planting

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Post  colin mackness on Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:10 pm

Hi Everyone,
                    Could someone give me information on"muck",the substance used to retain the compost on a slab forest planting.is it simply brown clay or a substance that can be bought.
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Post  geoffm5eay on Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:16 am

I use Keto which you can get from Kazien Bonsai. I mix it with sieved Akadama dust and sphagnum moss. You an use it without the dust but goes further.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:17 pm

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=bonsai%20muck

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Post  colin mackness on Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:29 pm

Thank you Geoff,that is a great help and I have ordered some from Kaizen
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Post  geoffm5eay on Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:28 am

No problem. glad I could help. It will keep for a long tim as long as it is in a sealed bag.

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Post  DougB on Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:05 pm

I ask this some time ago and these are the following responses.

These web sites: http://mypenjing.kdgwild.com/myarticles/muck.html, http://www.whitebearbonsai.com/bonsai%20muck, http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t7645-recipe-for-muck#79654
(Measure by volume and add water and mix until mixture should be sticky muck that will hold its shape)
* Black Kow (processed manure) chopped sphagnum moss and Bentonite powdered clay
* Eqaul parts of clay, log fiber sphagnum moss and Michigan peat
* 1 part Bentonite, 5 parts Black Kow and 1 part chopped sphagnum moss
* No Clay: dried sphagnum moss, volcanic pumice dust and thickened cornstarch
* 60% Michigan peat, 40% milled sphagnum moss, sometimes akadama or loam, Superthrive

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