Originally Posted by HD Blazingwolf
to cobra, aqua soil is loaded with organics, it is not inert, nor inorganic
its basically fired dirt IMO.
I've heard that "fired dirt" analogy before.
I think that firing the clay component to any temperature sufficiently high that the substrate doesn't fall apart way too fast, would also be sufficient to break down most organic components. Sure, the nutrients are still there, nothing short of nuclear processes destroys elements. But in the end, I doubt AS can truly be classified as organic.