Clay pot laterite
> From: gomberg at wcf_com (Dave Gomberg)
> Well, thanks to the suggestion made recently on the list, I have found a source
> for laterite that is pretty reasonable. What I propose to do is this: form
> the laterite into coin-sized pieces and fire them. The biggest problem is
> probably the kiln time, and as usual, the marketing.
This is the stuff used to make clay pots and bricks, no?
Maybe instead of mass-purchasing laterite and firing them into small
balls, you'd get the same effect by sledge-hammering some cheap clay pots
or bricks into coin-sized shards... I suggested this a few months back...
brought about a small "hmm... do we get better plant growth in clay pots?"
I think the source might be a good idea for us who like to mix up
granular laterite in the bottom of the tank. You have to do a
LOT of hammering to get that from clay pots. :)