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River sand

 River sand - (Growing Medium)

  
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RIVER SAND -

Usually a clean white sand with medium size particles, sometimes suggested as an ingredient in BONSAI>BONSAI soil mix in order to promote drainage. To the extent that "organic" components are minimised the risk of soil borne insect and disease problems is also reduced. It is one of many ingredients suggested for a beneficial GROWING MEDIUM, the balance of which will be determined by plant type and local climatic conditions.




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