Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: College Station, TX
Thanks for the quick replies. I just finished digging up about 80 pounds of dirt from the back yard, and wouldn't you know, it was mostly clay. Red and black to be specific. I rinsed it really well through a window screen and what I ended up with is what feels alot like very fine beach sand that went through the screen and is drying right now. The rest was roots and balls of clay. I have the large clay balls drying right now because i think that will make them easier to separate from the woody organic matter that is in the mix.
So I have my clay/sand mixture, clay balls, potassium chloride, hermit crab sand (calcium carbonate,magnesium carbonate), and some fine river gravel from Home Depot.
Sprinkle the KCL, CaCO, MgCO on the bottom directly on the glass, put about 1/2" of the clay sand mixture down, 1.5 inch of fine gravel, and then decorate the border and the soil cap with play sand? Root tabs every 6 inches or so where plants are going? Top it off with rocks and driftwood, then plant?
Am I missing anything?