chicken grit 2 versus 3 and gritty mix

maltbyJune 6, 2011

if matching particle size is important, and one is using reptobark, than it seems like 3 should be recomended. Size 3 grit seems much much closer to reptobark in size than two.

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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

I think the goal is to have the grit as close to the turface as possible.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 10:29PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

We know the PWT disappears as the soil particle size becomes larger than about .100 (1/10) inch, so the goal is to have as many particles as is practical in that size range just a little smaller to just a little larger than 1/8" ...... say 1/10 - 3/16". The reason I like the bark fraction to be a little larger than that is because it offers allowance for some measure of breakdown in particle size over the life of the soil.

Al

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 1:31PM
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