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chicken grit 2 versus 3 and gritty mix

Posted by maltby (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 6, 11 at 22:03

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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RE: chicken grit 2 versus 3 and gritty mix

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

RE: chicken grit 2 versus 3 and gritty mix

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 7, 11 at 13:31

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.


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