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Thread: Can't get proper sand right now

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    The Obsessive Gardener pedersonplants's Avatar
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    I had to laugh. Someone told me to go to the same place I get the granite grit for my sand. They didn't know that this is the grit used by poultry farmers. I get it at our local Feed store! No sand there.

    I've just potted up some utrics and vft using just the peat or peat/perlite mixture.

    I'll NEED something heavier if I decide to order sarracenias this year.

    My son REALLY gets on my nerves when he doesn't respond to my calls. I guess Mom has to get out my walker again tonight and walk over to his townehouse.

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    Can't you just put some rocks in the bottom of the pot?

    I use just plain ol' rocks if I need to add some weight to a pot. Or I use lava rock but lava rock is of course rather light-weight for a rock.
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    Yup, I second PAK's comment. A handful of river rock in the bottom o' the pot and they stand up good.
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    Is there any reason, then, why some sifted granite grit wouldn't work. I'd sift it to get all the powdery stuff out. They leave it in for the poultry farmers because some chicks like the "powder" rather than the actual pieces of grit.

    Actually, my cockatiel and lineolated parakeet enjoy a dish of this stuff for a plaything.

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