Nerine sarniensis

Carol Jensen
Tue, 08 Nov 2005 11:54:50 PST
At 02:38 08-11-2005, Arnold Trachtenberg wrote:
>Unless we are suffering from some international misunderstanding my 
>definition of muriate of potash is KCl..
>See below:
>"Muriate of Potash: It's odd how this old-fashioned name remains in use! 
>Muriate comes from Muria, the Latin for brine. Muriate of potash is 
>potassium chloride containing between 50 and 60 per cent potash. It was 
>deposited eons ago by ancient seas and should be considered a natural 
>product, blessed by organocultists, but it is not. Its chlorine content 
>passes off rapidly when applied to soil. As explained under soil 
>organisms, however, muriate of potash is harmful to certain beneficial 
>bacteria. Some authorities think sulfate of potash makes a better potash 

And here I thought all these years that potash was made from iguano from Chile!

Carol (I started first grade in 1942  and this must have been the first scientific fact I learned). 

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