The loam should be slightly moist, and free from organic matter.
A stiff, half-clay soil with some loam is best suited to this crop.
Loam: an earthy mixture of clay and sand with organic matter.
Test with clay, gravel, and loam, also with mixtures of these and leaf-mould.
Every plant had all the loam, light, water, air and nourishment it could use.
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