Vermiculite

What is Vermiculite? Vermiculite is a hydrous phyllosilicate mineral which undergoes significant expansion when heated. Exfoliation occurs when the mineral is heated sufficiently, and commercial furnaces can routinely produce this effect. Vermiculite forms by the weathering or hydrothermal alteration of biotite or phlogopite. Advantages: Disadvantages: Has minimum nutritional value It’s a nonrenewable resource. Hence weContinue reading “Vermiculite”

Perlite

Ever wondered what is perlite? How it is used? Is it really necessary? Well, I heard you, and here’s everything that you need to know about perlite.