by Frost » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:33 am
by _-SphagnumFromHell-_ » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:55 am
by Jonnybegood » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:01 am
by Doublebass1985 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:20 am
Jonnybegood wrote:Thanks for the answer bud, what kind of sand is this? Ive owned VFT on and off for yeara due to incliment weather and once the f***ing chickens ate them, can you believe that, recently just got some more since they were eatten and about to pot them once theyve seeded.
Ive never used sand so am curious what sand and what is it for?
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I've never used sand either ,but I guess you can use pool filter sand basically you want sand that is made from quartz. I've heard of people using children's play sand however you need to rinse it thoroughly with clean water a few times before adding to your soil. I would just find any quartz sand just so you don't have to worry about any minerals leeching into the roots. Any spa and pool business should carry that I'm not sure if Home Depot and Lowe's does they might.
by Hungry Plants » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:20 pm
by 1cashew » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:23 pm
by riveraXVX » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:55 pm
by _-SphagnumFromHell-_ » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:02 pm
Jonnybegood wrote:Ive never used sand so am curious what sand and what is it for?
by bananaman » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:12 pm
by Jonnybegood » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:15 pm
Isnt this why you use perlite? I would think sand would compact over time under water and dirt_-SphagnumFromHell-_ wrote:Jonnybegood wrote:Ive never used sand so am curious what sand and what is it for?
Sand acts as a drainage for the media. Peat moss itself is too dense and holds a lot of water, which can reduce the amount of oxygen that gets to the plant's roots. This can lead to rot or at the very least a less healthier plant. Sand adds a little moisture control by loosening up the media and creating small gaps in the soil that air can take up. This lets water flow through better stop it from smothering the roots.
by Jonnybegood » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:17 pm
Ive always used perlite and peat and sometimes i layer sphagnum moss in the soil incase i miss a day or so of watering then there is still some moisture in there. Not heard of sand use until the other day tbhbananaman wrote:If you can’t find nice coarse sand, perlite works well too and is often easy to find.
I just eyeball the measurements.
by _-SphagnumFromHell-_ » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:45 pm
Jonnybegood wrote:Isnt this why you use perlite? I would think sand would compact over time under water and dirt
by Jonnybegood » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:33 pm
Mmm I dont doubt your experiences, am still concerned itll compact, I work in civil construction and we use TS4 sand which is very coarse sand and that compacts just sitting on the back of a truck over the weekend lol especially if it got wet_-SphagnumFromHell-_ wrote:Jonnybegood wrote:Isnt this why you use perlite? I would think sand would compact over time under water and dirt
It can if the sand is fine enough. But like others have said, if the sand grains are course enough it won't compact.
by 1cashew » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:37 pm
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