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Topic to discussion Soil Science in Gardening such as soil types and soil mixture recipes.
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Red Clay aka Utilsol: http://archive.is/vvwFe
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If you live up North like around the coastal Northeastern parts you'll likely have overly sandy soil, add in a large amount of compost/hummus/topsoil and a small amount of clay.
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Here is a picture of a spot in a yard that is too Sandy. New Jersey Sand is finer particles than some Beach Sands you'll in other States. http://archive.is/R9lP8
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In New Jersey our clay is more Orange color than Red.
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General purpose Seedling Tray Mix: 30% Peat Moss, 30% Perlite, 30% Hummus/Compost/Topsoil.
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Peat Moss can be substituted with Coco Coir, which is more alkaline and holds more water longer.
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Raised Garden Mix: 60% Compost/Topsoil 20% Peat Moss 10% Sand 10% Clay
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Carnivorous Plant Mix 40% topsoil 40% Coco Coir/Peat Moss, 20% Other materials like Sand, Lava Rocks, Pumice etc.
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On those pics above it looks more bauxite rich rather than clay.
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Not sure if there is red clay tho and I'm lazy to look into it :)
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Red Clay is Clay Soil that has metal rust in it. Bauxite is a sedimentary rock with ore of aluminum.
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I tried some Red Clay in one of my veggie gardens, seemed to outperform the one without Red Clay since some large veggies could use metal minerals like rust, azomite, and volcanic rocks.
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Other uses for Red Clay --> http://archive.is/k2Z5X
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Make Pavers out of sand, clay, gravel and cement -->
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Silt Soil: The particulars are mushy when wet like Clay but are soft like flour when dry. Often a Grey or Black like color.
https://archive.is/NyRJS