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Lignite
« on: May 09, 2011, 03:12:00 PM »
Does anybody know of a source for lignite in the UK?
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Re: Lignite
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 03:53:54 PM »
Kennedy's Turf Ltd, Guide Street, Weaste, Salford, M50 1BX

Tel: 0161 736 2255
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http://www.kennedysturf.co.uk/shop/coal/union_lignite_coal_10_pack.php
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Re: Lignite
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 05:32:13 PM »
OK, I'll bite.  What does one do with lignite?

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Re: Lignite
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011, 06:07:52 PM »
Well, I think Neil wants to use it in a potting mix ( that's a guess) but it is a type of coal, mostly used to fuel power stations.  :-X
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Re: Lignite
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011, 07:12:08 PM »
Maybe he bought a power station? ;D
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Re: Lignite
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011, 09:45:22 PM »
Thanks for the link Maggi but they don't deliver to the south coast!

Anorld, I want to add it to my potting mix as it, see the attached pdf for details, the gif file  has the bit about the lignite. 
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Re: Lignite
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011, 09:47:31 PM »
Neil:

Thanks, I'll have a look.
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Re: Lignite
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011, 10:05:12 PM »
Lignite is one of the ingredients of the "superdirt" product we in the South Island can buy, bagged or in bulk from the source, for potting mix. The others are pine bark fines and used to be composted oats from the nearby porridge (rolled oats) factory. Unfortunately this closed down having been bought by someone and their product is now made in Australia, with loss of many jobs in the town of Gore. So I'm not sure what is now used as a substitute for that ingredient but the superdirt is still an excellent product, including the lignite and not at all dirty to handle. With the addition of varying amounts of grit or sand, it will grow anything at all from Aretian Androsaces to cabbages.

It's made near Gore, and nearer to Mataura in the far south, a name which Mr Admin will know well as one of the best trout fishing rivers in the country. :D
« Last Edit: May 09, 2011, 10:10:39 PM by Lesley Cox »
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Re: Lignite
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011, 10:14:05 PM »
Maggi

You link enabled to search for the product and I have now just purchased 20kg of the stuff hope it does work.
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Re: Lignite
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2011, 10:16:17 PM »
Maggi

You link enabled to search for the product and I have now just purchased 20kg of the stuff hope it does work.

Happy to have been of help, Neil.
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Re: Lignite
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2011, 09:22:11 AM »
Could lignite be used, if not as a substitute,as least as a help to replace water retaining granules.I have read that those, when they decompose after two or three years liberate substances that induce cancer.Only those made with starch are safe but they are difficult to find.

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Re: Lignite
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2011, 02:17:03 AM »
One can not put one's hands on fire regarding oil/tar byproducts. Granted one would use lignite in the greenhouse, etc., not indoors.

The most important property is the heat trapping quality. Any mix with dark/black ingredients will trap more heat than clear ones in sun.
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Re: Lignite
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2012, 04:29:10 PM »
Do you have any conclusions on the lignite yet Neil?

 


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