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Giles

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Iodine as a compost additive.
« on: July 23, 2011, 08:03:09 PM »

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Re: Iodine as a compost additive.
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 08:24:41 PM »
 Well, seaweed is rich in iodine ( some types more than others) and seaweed is well known as a soil additive. Seaweed, dried and extracts thereof are commercially available and contain all manner of valuable trace elements as well as iodine, so I can see that iodine might well be a usefull additive to potting compost.

Just wondering if the Japanese translation of iodine might not refer to a seaweed or seaweed product, rich in iodine, rather than "straight" iodine ?
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Re: Iodine as a compost additive.
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 11:29:18 PM »
Giles,

It seems that the web translation was trying to give you detailed composition of mediums suited for primula and gotten confused with the Japanese term for Iodine (yodo - ヨード) and the planting medium (yodo - 用土).   
上記 2 や 3 に腐葉土または堆肥を配合した用土-> translated to "Iodine mixed with humus or compost to 2 or 3 above ". 
Better translation will be "planting medium (Yodo in Japanese) is composed of (2) or (3) above with humus or compost added".  Not mentioning any use of Iodine.

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Re: Iodine as a compost additive.
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 07:49:32 PM »
Thankyou   :)

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Re: Iodine as a compost additive.
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 08:44:56 PM »
Aha! We have the answer - thanks Koko - there's nothing like having an expert at hand.  8) :-*
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