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#317591 - 01/08/09 12:50 AM Black Dirt sale
tacogirl Offline
This one is for all you gardeners out there...

Black Dirt sale
1 - 10 bags $12 each
10 bags and up $10 each
To purchase Dirt contact Jeannie at 628 - 3379
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#317599 - 01/08/09 02:15 AM Re: Black Dirt sale [Re: tacogirl]
Peter Jones Offline
I'm not familiar with the term. Is this rich organic material? Is it known to work in our (presumably alkaline) soil? I've spread my yard with sea grass & sand and I'll shortly be looking for something to go on top of it.

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#317603 - 01/08/09 02:50 AM Re: Black Dirt sale [Re: Peter Jones]
SP Daily Offline
How long have you been here Peter? Amazing lack of local knowledge!!!

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#317607 - 01/08/09 04:24 AM Re: Black Dirt sale [Re: SP Daily]
belizeonthebeach Offline
So Peter--ya wanna buy some black dirt or what?
It's black and it's dirt--OK
how much you want?
Call 628-3379

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#317613 - 01/08/09 05:20 AM Re: Black Dirt sale [Re: Peter Jones]
Connie M Offline
Peter if you are dealing with acidic soil try some peat moss or composted material, dried leaves, potato peels etc. It may smell a bit but should help balance the soil. Black dirt is a combination of top soil and I beleive manure, very rich but good stuff. I do a fair bit of gardening.
Good luck

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#317617 - 01/08/09 06:24 AM Re: Black Dirt sale [Re: Connie M]
RathaBnBelize Offline
Is this stuff only available in one color?

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#317626 - 01/08/09 02:36 PM Re: Black Dirt sale [Re: RathaBnBelize]
tacogirl Offline
smile
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#317701 - 01/08/09 08:14 PM Re: Black Dirt sale [Re: tacogirl]
Peter Jones Offline
Thank you Connie M. A helpful response. Belizeonthebeach - unfortunately I'm not a gardener and "dirt" doesn't really tell me much about it. I may get in touch when some current work is finished.

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#317706 - 01/08/09 08:29 PM Re: Black Dirt sale [Re: Peter Jones]
collyk Offline
Peter black dirt is the local term for anthrosol, which is found many places on Ambergris Caye, especially in areas that were previously occupied by the Maya. Their waste and refuse has decomposed over many years to produce a rich, fertile composted soil called 'black dirt'. Jeannie's price sounds fair. We buy black dirt regularly.
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#317720 - 01/08/09 08:55 PM Re: Black Dirt sale [Re: collyk]
Peter Jones Offline
Thanks for that explanation, that I hadn't heard before. Clearly my "amazing lack of local knowledge", seemingly shared by a few others I've spoken to.

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