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Discuss water requirements, "soil" (growing media) and suitable planting containers

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By Hang94
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So i have this left over sand from when i was using it to mix with paint for non slip....
just curious if its usable on VFTs?

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Sure looks like pure silica, so I'd guess it would be fine to use. However, it looks to be 30 grit or maybe 20 grit which is a bit small to be ideal. I've used both in the past, along with 12 grit, and the plants prefer 12 grit. 20 grit works OK but 30 grit is a bit too fine and seems to actually increase compaction of the soil rather than help break it up.
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Matt wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:10 pm Sure looks like pure silica, so I'd guess it would be fine to use. However, it looks to be 30 grit or maybe 20 grit which is a bit small to be ideal. I've used both in the past, along with 12 grit, and the plants prefer 12 grit. 20 grit works OK but 30 grit is a bit too fine and seems to actually increase compaction of the soil rather than help break it up.
Ah okay, guess I'll save it for my next repaint🤣
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