Alternatives to sand

Robert Hoel
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:34:07 PST
I meant to chime in earlier on the discussion about what type of sand to use in a potting mix.  A friend of mine put me on to another soil amendment that does well for my cactus and succulents.  It is called SoilMaster, made by Pro’s Choice.  I was having problems with the sand I was using in this mix as it was holding to much water, causing some of the plants to rot off.  I have not seen this problem since changing over to the SoilMaster product and was wondering if anyone has used it in their bulb potting mixes to get good drainage?  Any downside to this?

Bob Hoel
frigid Illinois where we won’t break 30 degrees all weeks.

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