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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Soil based and loam based compost Reply with quote

Not sure where to put this.

What is the difference between John Innes 3 Soil based compost http://www.gocompost.co.uk/arthur-bowers-john-innes-no3-4020lt41_p22425379.htm


and John Innes 3 Loam based compost? http://www.plantsforall.co.uk/PRD_ProductDetail.aspx?cid=13&prodid=459&Product=Westland-John-Innes-no-3-Mature-Plant-Compost-30litre

That also mentions soil?


Which would be better for planting bamboo in a pot
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check out wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Innes_compost
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
check out wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Innes_compost

Itsays "Loam is soil composed of sand, silt and clay" So loam based must be the same as soiled based
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loam is a soil texture classification which has roughly equal parts sand and silt, the rest being clay. Topsoil is the uppermost soil horizon, the 'A' horizon which has the majority of soil organic matter, where most plant roots are found, and the majority of soil microbial activity takes place. Topsoil may have a loam texture, but not all loams are topsoil.
The graph on the attached link may help you.
http://quashnick.net/index.php?itemid=344
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
Loam is a soil texture classification which has roughly equal parts sand and silt, the rest being clay. Topsoil is the uppermost soil horizon, the 'A' horizon which has the majority of soil organic matter, where most plant roots are found, and the majority of soil microbial activity takes place. Topsoil may have a loam texture, but not all loams are topsoil.
The graph on the attached link may help you.
http://quashnick.net/index.php?itemid=344
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