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Perlite substitutes for gardening and houseplants

2021-5-14  Depending on how coarse it is, sand can work as a substitute for perlite. Sand is similar to perlite in that it is pH neutral, sterile, nutrient-free, and facilitates drainage. Unlike perlite, sand does not disintegrate over time, and although it absorbs water initially, it does not retain it,

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Can you use perlite instead of sand? - FindAnyAnswer

2020-6-11  The fine particles will make the soil mix like concrete. You are better off not using sand at all if you can not get the right sand. Perlite is a good alternative to sand but it has drawbacks. In some areas it is hard to find perlite that is not salty.

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Can I use sand instead of perlite? Grasscity Forums ...

2012-6-26  sand drains water (it goes through the medium) and is not useful for mj. perlite airs out the soil. you can also use lava chips, vermiculite, rice hulls s replacements but in all cases mj needs 30% of those for airing out (important)

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Substitutes for perlite? - FlyTrapCare Forums

2008-11-13  Try a pool supply store for silica sand. Most pool filter sand is 100% silica. I prefer sand to perlite because perlite has the tendancy to float to the top of your media if you top water/when it rains. I had to clean off the top of a pot yesterday because it looked like I

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Perlite substitute - FlyTrapCare Forums

2009-5-25  A lot of folks also use silica sand instead of perelite. Or sometimes in addition to perelite. Just make sure it's silica sand (like what's used in sandblasting) and not beach sand or "play" sand from the sandbox, as that stuff is full of minerals. ~ Just call me G

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Is perlite any sort of substitute for sand? - Houzz

2021-8-11  It possesses the required variety of sizes of particles, which allow for air spaces in between the particles necessary to accommodate fast drainage and proper oxygenation. Neither sand nor perlite will do that as efficiently or effectively. But perlite makes an excellent substitute for sand as a medium for starting cuttings :-)

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substitute for sand in concrete ehow - BINQ Mining

2012-11-23  How to Substitute Sand for Perlite eHow. Concrete may be lighter in weight when made with perlite, but sand is a natural product and is more earth-friendly.Concrete made with perlite is called hypertufa. In »More detailed

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Substitutes for Horticultural Sand in Seed Mixes

2020-9-17  Builders sand is not the same thing as play sand or sandbox sand, which are made of finer, rounder grains, similar to beach sand. Mixing fine sand into your starter mix will turn it into cement. It won't drain well, creating the reverse of the desired effect.

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Alternatives to Vermiculite Perlite Home Guides SF Gate

2018-12-10  Because parboiling rice subjects it to steam pressure, which kills all weed or rice seeds, it is preferred over fresh rice in potting mixes. Sand is an excellent alternative to perlite because it...

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Homemade Potting Soil: 8 Easy DIY Potting Mix Recipes

2020-9-5  Homemade potting mix recipes can use peat moss, perlite, compost, sand, coco coir, or composted wood bark. This article is a complete guide to making homemade potting soil. You’ll also find eight easy potting mix recipes for growing succulents, houseplants, orchids, shrubs, and cuttings.

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Can I use sand instead of perlite? Grasscity Forums ...

2012-6-26  5,886. Likes Received: 3,955. #15 Corto Malteze, Jun 24, 2012. Also sand is quite acidic so don't use a lot. You can use lots of perlite (30-40% total volume, i use 30) as long as you got the nutes in the mix, your plants will be huge from a healthy root ball

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Substitutes for Horticultural Sand in Seed Mixes

2020-9-17  Horticultural sand is an ingredient found in some recipes for seed starting mixes, commonly mixed with peat and perlite.However, it can be difficult to find in some regions, and when it is available, it's often expensive and sold in smaller quantities

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Substitutes for perlite? - FlyTrapCare Forums

2008-11-13  Try a pool supply store for silica sand. Most pool filter sand is 100% silica. I prefer sand to perlite because perlite has the tendancy to float to the top of your media if you top water/when it rains. I had to clean off the top of a pot yesterday because it looked like I

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Alternatives to Vermiculite Perlite Home Guides SF Gate

2018-12-10  Sand is an excellent alternative to perlite because it does not hold onto water and provides sharp drainage. However, it is not comparable in weight because it is much heavier.

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Is perlite any sort of substitute for sand? - Houzz

2021-8-11  Simply substitute cob grit for your media, and away you go, incapable of doing damage to Limestone, window trim, etc. I pay about $29.00/100lbs of cob grit, which is more than crushed Limestone (another popular blast media for log homes), but you can come out well as captured cob grit can be used a couple of times before needing to be trashed.

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Perlite substitute - FlyTrapCare Forums

2009-5-25  Re: Perlite substitute #15557. By Redneck_Angel - Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:04 pm. Posts: 363. Joined: Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:50 pm. - Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:04 pm #15557. A lot of folks also use silica sand instead of perelite. Or sometimes in addition to perelite. Just make sure it's silica sand (like what's used in sandblasting) and not beach sand or ...

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Perlite substitute? Grasscity Forums - The #1 Marijuana ...

2013-3-17  Joined: Oct 22, 2011. Messages: 273. Likes Received: 79. #1 TwistedPuppy, May 12, 2012. Need a perlite substitute that won't screw up the PH. Perlite is extremely hard to get in my area, and when I can find it it's very expensive ($6-$7 for a 9 litre bag).

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substitute for sand in concrete ehow - BINQ Mining

2012-11-23  How to Substitute Sand for Perlite eHow. Concrete may be lighter in weight when made with perlite, but sand is a natural product and is more earth-friendly.Concrete made with perlite is called hypertufa. In »More detailed

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Alternatives to Vermiculite Perlite eHow

2 天前  Used extensively as additives to indoor potting soil mixes, as well as to improve the structure of garden soil, perlite and vermiculite are both minerals. Gardeners use perlite to lighten potting-soil mixtures and improve the soil structure by creating air

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Homemade Potting Soil: 8 Easy DIY Potting Mix Recipes

2020-9-5  Homemade potting mix recipes can use peat moss, perlite, compost, sand, coco coir, or composted wood bark. This article is a complete guide to making homemade potting soil. You’ll also find eight easy potting mix recipes for growing succulents, houseplants, orchids, shrubs, and cuttings.

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Effective alternatives to silica sand and perlite ...

2011-5-22  A good replacement for perlite is Turface (also called Aquatic Plant Soil). It's a high-fired clay that's porous and inert. It doesn't float like perlite which is nice. My VFT/Sarr mix is 2 peat, 1 silica sand, and 1 Turface. I use it all by itself for Pings. I even us it for non-CPs, mainly succulents.

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Is perlite any sort of substitute for sand? - Houzz

2021-8-11  Simply substitute cob grit for your media, and away you go, incapable of doing damage to Limestone, window trim, etc. I pay about $29.00/100lbs of cob grit, which is more than crushed Limestone (another popular blast media for log homes), but you can come out well as captured cob grit can be used a couple of times before needing to be trashed.

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substitute for sand in concrete ehow - BINQ Mining

2012-11-23  How to Substitute Sand for Perlite eHow. Concrete may be lighter in weight when made with perlite, but sand is a natural product and is more earth-friendly.Concrete made with perlite is

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Substitutes for Horticultural Sand in Seed Mixes

2020-9-17  Horticultural sand is an ingredient found in some recipes for seed starting mixes, commonly mixed with peat and perlite.However, it can be difficult to find in some regions, and when it is available, it's often expensive and sold in smaller quantities than what may be

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Can perlite be substituted for sand or vermiculite?

Can perlite be substituted for sand or vermiculite? This lightweight, sterile, inert derivative of silica has good capacity to hold water and is a fine substitute for vermiculite or sand. How useful was this answer? Please click a leaf below to rate it! Submit Rating .

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Assessing Perlite as a Sand Substitute in Filtration ...

Crushed raw perlite, which is plentiful along Turkey's Aegean Coast, was examined for its suitability as a substitute for sand. Sieve analysts, porosity, particle density, and solubility in 20 percent concentrated HCl acid test results as well as the costs of perlite and sand were compared.

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Alternatives to Vermiculite Perlite eHow

2 天前  Used extensively as additives to indoor potting soil mixes, as well as to improve the structure of garden soil, perlite and vermiculite are both minerals. Gardeners use perlite to lighten potting-soil mixtures and improve the soil structure by creating air pockets, which

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Getting greener--substitute for perlite THCFarmer

2010-11-19  23,599. 638. Oct 31, 2010. #9. Haven't done anything with them yet, just got the bales home this afternoon and I decided to expand my last bale of coco coir and try it from scratch. 8'cu @ $4apiece x 2 (but they gave me a broken bag for free) = some fraction of the cost of perlite (appx. $21-$26/4'cu up here).

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What to use instead of perlite? Rollitup

2016-11-29  The perlite comes to the top as it is less dense than dirt. I actually find this unintentional layer of perlite that comes to the top to be beneficial. Small soft bodies insects dont like it cause it cuts them up and scratches them so they cant get under it to lay eggs. I would leave it and add more!

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Vermiculite vs Perlite vs Sand is container mix ...

2016-11-18  Perlite pockets can provide homes for good microbes. I hate that perlite inevitably work their way out of the soil mix because they float and eventually get washed out. Sand - horticulturally, recommended sand is builder's sand, sharp sand. Soft, rounded (beach, river delta) sand is not as well draining. You don't want to use salty sand.

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