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On 8/20/05, drajitathale <drajitathale at hclinfinet_com> wrote: 
> (Off the aquatic plants topic), I was advised to use gypsum in my garden 
> as
> the water which is used to water the plants is hard salty boring water.
> What would be exactly the purpose of adding gypsumn to the soil in this
> situation?

I used gypsum in my garden when I lived in an area with clay soil and 
alkaline water. The gypsum "loosens up" the clay, making the soil more 
friable giving it a texture that is supposedly easier for plant roots to 
penetrate. It definitely makes the soil easier for a person to break up. I 
used gypsum in conjunction with compost and it worked much better than 
compost alone.
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