SAND: In Potting Mixes

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Beach sand can be used if it is more than normally coarse and does not obstruct water flow through the pot; Monterey washed sand comes in various sizes in bags from cement companies; it also can be used as a top layer over Rockwool to suppress moss growth. Van. O.S. Bulletin, f87Dec.
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