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Re: Tesco cat litter

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Phil_SK wrote:Tesco were supposed to be cutting 30% of its lines this year. I'm not sure if it's happened already and the litter's safe or if it's still at risk. Does anybody on the inside know?
Well the amount us and the bonsai lot buy I can't see them taking it off the shelves surely? I keep meaning to pop into Pet's at Home and invest in a 30l bag, their particle size seems much larger and I think it would be an excellent addition to my epiphyte mix in fact If it's any good I might swap out the Perlite for it as I'm struggling trying to work out what's Mealybug and what's Perlite... :roll:

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Is everyone using Sanicat or Sophisticat and what is the difference if any?
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I got a friend to pick a bag up the other day (Tesco is on the other side of the Island and I don't drive...) and it appears that they have updated the packaging again it now looks like this:
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although it's exactly the same product we all know and love, ready for some seed sowing tomorrow :wink:

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I tried a cat litter, ordinary fullers earth but I found that when it got wet it turned to sticky clay. Also it seemed to retard growth of plants that I used it with. Either that or it was the dodgy compost I was using at the time. But I definitely stopped using that cat litter. I thought its meant to stay firm.
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Greenlarry wrote:I tried a cat litter, ordinary fullers earth but I found that when it got wet it turned to sticky clay. Also it seemed to retard growth of plants that I used it with. Either that or it was the dodgy compost I was using at the time. But I definitely stopped using that cat litter. I thought its meant to stay firm.
Yeah that's the wrong cat litter, fullers earth just disintegrates almost immediately in contact with water.

The cat litter pictured above from Tesco and the one on the previous page "sophisticat pink" are forms of calcined clay which look like fine grade gravel even when wet.


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Here's a photo after watering
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Re: Tesco cat litter

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It seems Tesco do a variety of cat litters, most are unsuitable for plants, which is why it is constantly repeated on this forum make sure you get the correct one for plants. As I recall in the past their cheapest was shredded paper, another was the "fullers earth" type "clumping cat litter" that went claggy and the the low dust baked clay one suitable for plants.

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/ ... 4294793660

As Carl says this seems to be this one you want:-

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/ ... =265235247

Though there are other brands that are similar, but make sure they are the red baked clay type.
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Carl wrote:
Greenlarry wrote:I tried a cat litter, ordinary fullers earth but I found that when it got wet it turned to sticky clay. Also it seemed to retard growth of plants that I used it with. Either that or it was the dodgy compost I was using at the time. But I definitely stopped using that cat litter. I thought its meant to stay firm.
Yeah that's the wrong cat litter, fullers earth just disintegrates almost immediately in contact with water.

The cat litter pictured above from Tesco and the one on the previous page "sophisticat pink" are forms of calcined clay which look like fine grade gravel even when wet.


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Here's a photo after watering
2016-03-25 19.46.13.jpg
Thanks for that (tu)
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