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Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer This forum is an area where you may discuss the soil to grow banana plants in, as well as soil additives such as teas, composts, manures, fertilizers and related topics.


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Old 04-05-2009, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default No need to research Terra preta any more

It is in bags for sale at Lowe's!

Where an opportunity to make a buck presents itself, someone will take it...I iwsh it were me...sigh....
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is in bags for sale at Lowe's!

Where an opportunity to make a buck presents itself, someone will take it...I iwsh it were me...sigh....
Is it just a brand name, manufactured soil, or the geniune soil mined from the Amazon?

If it is priced cheaply, then there would be no need to butt in, but if it is priced way beyond the other amendments, then it will attract a lot of competition. If it is mined from Amazon, there could be a lot of political corrections.

So what's the price per cu ft?
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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funny i was in lowes sevral times this week and i didnt see any thing marked as Terra Pretta i think all stick with the fomula iv been uesing for the last cupa of weeks what about you JOE?
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I did not price it nor look at the bag as to where it was produced.

It seems to me that it could not be imported.

Now that you ask, I'll stop by and look at it, maybe get a photo.

To me, it is clearly not what it claims to be, based upon what I know about it.

Scams occur in many ways, including to us garden folks.....

BTW, whats' up with Freeze pruf? A little late on delivery....

I'll take my Garden Weasel and my Ground Aug, my inverted tomato bag, and all my other tremendous tools.....any time
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Products | BioEnergy Lists: Biochar (Terra Preta)
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Their title is misleading. Biochar and Terra Preta are not synonyms nor equivalent of each other:
Terra preta = BioChar + soil + time


Thanks for the info! You can get biochar at $127/ton if you order by the truckload. That's less than 7 cents/pound.
Now hauling that 1 ton to over here would be a ton of money as well,
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How many dollars is a ton of money?
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How many dollars is a ton of money?
Approximately $908,000 in one dollar bills.
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