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Rocks and soils on your farm - more about limestone and marble

 
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Hi all

Here is some more notes on how rocks affect your soil! This one deals with limestone and marble.

http://www.almostafarmer.com/rocks-soils-farm-limestone/

I hope people are finding these interesting......please leave me a comment for feedback!

Cheers

Gaz
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Cool. My granite tip made it in there. The proper term is decomposed granite. Not crushed granite.

I can confirm the high alkalinity of limestone. After filling my pool with well water it took 18 gallons of muriatic acid to get it in balance!

When out of staters first see the seashells in the limestone they are dumfounded. We are 300 miles inland.

I did not know marble was a compressed limestone.
 
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wayne fajkus wrote:Cool. My granite tip made it in there. The proper term is decomposed granite. Not crushed granite.

I can confirm the high alkalinity of limestone. After filling my pool with well water it took 18 gallons of muriatic acid to get it in balance!

When out of staters first see the seashells in the limestone they are dumfounded. We are 300 miles inland.

I did not know marble was a compressed limestone.



Hi Wayne...you are right - and I have updated the info so it says 'decomposed' granite

I hope that this explained a little for you....thats the whole idea!

Gaz
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