washed river sand

Dell Sherk dells@voicenet.com
Mon, 18 Aug 2008 14:22:12 PDT
Dear Karla,

Mine is not a scientific solution, and you are, but I've tried all of the
commercial products that I could find here in SE PA, and the best thing I've
found is sand that collects in the "sand bars" in the little meandering
stream near me. It is a mixture of particle sizes, and the larger ones seem
to be on top of the piles. If I want it to be particularly coarse (is that a
pun?), I sift it through window screen and save the stuff that doesn't pass
through. I assume that you could do the same thing with river sand (maybe
not sand from the East River!)


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On Behalf Of Chandler, Karla
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 4:58 PM
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Subject: [pbs] washed river sand

I am propagating my own SA bulb seeds this fall. Could someone suggest
the grade or particle size that has worked the best for them? I am
having trouble finding "river sand" and the industrial sand comes in
different sizes.

Karla Chandler
Curator of Helen Mattin Warm Temperate Pavilion
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

phone: 718-623-7200 x 6400
fax: 718-622-7847
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