Not sure binny... Until "the whole gardening thing", I didn't even know about horticultural corn meal...
Some people online, I have read, have described it as having "more punch per pound" as it is the outside of the kernel as opposed to the whole thing... The regular store cornmeal contains the more starchy inner core...
I will rely on our scientists and learned ones here to explain it much better than this...
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Post by desertwoman on Jan 15, 2019 19:30:27 GMT -5
Doing a very quick search, they seem similar...food cornmeal has stricter storing guidelines. Also, horticultural cornmeal is courser, and is also used for livestock feed. There was some talk about also using grits for the courser meal- there's something about the coarseness that gives it the extra punch for garden purposes- didn't have time to read more deeply.
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Post by wheelgarden1 on Jan 30, 2019 21:07:33 GMT -5
Good to know about calcium tablets as a substitute for powdered milk. It used to be cheap and everywhere, but now hard to find, and expensive if you do. Will try the aspirin as well, blight is a real...blight, here.
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reuben , the product in my cupboard says "instant nonfat dry milk". I'm guessing the answer is yes. I could believe the term "powdered milk" might have come about when "commodities" were made available to those who needed help with food.
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