Portland Cement is a mixture of Limestone (CaCO 3 ), mixed with a second material containing clay as source of alumino-silicate. Because clay is needed, usually an impure limestone which already contains some clay is used. The impure Limestone must be made of at least 80% Limestone. Depending on the purity of the limestone and … Continue reading Portland Cement Basics
Hypertufa is a hybrid concrete that is very light and very strong, much lighter than regular concrete, and is perfect for making sculptures, waterfalls, reptile landscapes, planters, pots, fake rocks & trees, cliffs, and other things typically made from poly-resins or concrete, etc.. The sand has been replaced by Sphagnum Moss (peat moss) a very … Continue reading Hypertufa – A Hybrid
"Concrete" is a mixture of Portland Cement, Aggregate (sand & rocks), and Water Portland Cement is the name for all cement of this type, "Portland" has the same meaning as "Stainless" in 'Stainless Steel" or like "Sterling" in 'Sterling Silver', and is a generic term for this cement, which is used around the world. The … Continue reading Mixing Concrete
When using fast-drying cement, mix cement powder with water until the mixture is very thin, thinner than regular concrete mixtures. it will begin to cure in a matter of seconds, and after a minute or two becomes unworkable It dries FAST.. so mix it in very small batches, even for a single small project, mix … Continue reading Working with Fast-Drying Cement
General optimal growing conditions for Herbs are as follows: Container - Almost any container will work, it should be able to hold at least 4" deep of soil, ideally Temperature - 60-70 F / about 15-22 C Light - 4-6 hours of natural sunlight per day - Herbs prefer Light from the South or West … Continue reading Indoor Herb Garden – Various Herb Needs, Types, Conditions, etc.