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Re: Preparing loam for substrate

Steve Pushak wrote;

>One precaution that
>you can use with topsoil, is to mix it with water to form a very runny
>mud and pass this through a piece of window screening to remove any
>fibrous materials.

I accomplish the same end with less mess by spreading the soil on a tarp or
piece of plastic in a sunny spot and letting it dry, then sift it through
window screen. An added benefit (maybe) is the sterilizing effect of UV
light from the sun.