5756Re: [fukuoka_farming] red clay
- Oct 1, 2006Sara,
Second guessing from your email address domain name, you are in or near the State of Kansas.
Here are two suppliers of red clay in your area:
Redart is the brand name of the clay you want to look for.
I'm don't think you want to use red clay alone:
Having some dirt to make part your seeds accustomed to the local "diet"
contained within your clay ecosystem is important too.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Sara Mandal-Joy
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2006 8:13 AM
Subject: [fukuoka_farming] red clay
Hi, not much time for computer talk these days. We're out on our new
land, have a garden plot for next spring set up with layers of cardboard
and straw helping soften earth and kill weeds. Have cut back weeds and
sown clover clay balls in an area I'm going to plant barley this next
month, and rice later. I have a lot of clayish soil on the property
that have used in making clay balls up to this point, but if I want to
throw out the rice late this fall, early this winter, to start growing
next spring, it needs a clay coat that I know won't
degrade. Fukuoka suggests using red clay powder alone, no soil, to
achieve this, to make the rice seed
safe till spring. I'm having trouble finding a source for red clay
powder. Any suggestions? If I can't find any I'll just wait till
spring to sow the rice. Thanks, Joy
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