Re: (Fwd) Re: [gardeners] Cement mixer?

Kay Lancaster (
Sun, 12 Apr 1998 22:09:30 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 13 Apr 1998, Catharine's ma  wrote:

> A cement mixer? To mix dirt? Surely you jest!

That's exactly what we used at Iowa State to mix the
basic potting soil mix for the botany greenhouse.  Good
garden loam + sand + perlite, shoveled into a small
batch mixer, then tipped into metal garbage cans with
steam lines in place for sterilization.  It was really
quite an efficient system.   

Go fer it, Catharine!

Kay Lancaster
just west of Portland, OR; USDA zone 8 (polarfleece)