At 02:38 08-11-2005, Arnold Trachtenberg wrote: >Alberto: > >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 >fertilizer." > >Arnold 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).