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Thread: Has anyone used Gardner & Bloome Horticultural Sand?

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    Has anyone used Gardner & Bloome Horticultural Sand?

    I'm wondering if this sand is okay, it says washed on the back.





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    I use this brand for many of my plants and it seems fine. I like the grain size.

    Just make sure you wash it a lot - even though it says that it's washed there's usually a huge amount of brown dust that takes at least 7 or 8 rinses to get out completely.
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    uh...... no way........... 7-8 rinse is so much.... Thanks though, really appreciate the reply.

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    It's probably ok with fewer rinses, I'm just paranoid about leaching minerals into the media.
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    Thank you w03!!!

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    Sand is such a hastle, #perliteislife
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    welll, some of my plants prefer sand. I kind don't like sand and perlite LOL.

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    bucket + sand + water hose = clean as a whistle

    Hose it down with pressure until the runoff is clean. Mix it around some to get all of the dirt out.

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