is sand important ?

February 18, 2011 12:03pm CST
is sand very important for a plant, or it is good for plant ? Does seed germinate in sand only ? What quantity of sand should be used with earth for a pot ? Actually i want to know how to prepare seed starter soil mixture ? And idle soil mixture for a plant ? Pebbles or stone are also used for this mixture ? And what about the soil mixture for bonsai ? Everything , i am talking about is for plants in the pot.
1 response
@yoyo1198 (3641)
• United States
18 Feb 11
Seed starting mix: 2 parts peat, 1 part perlite, 1 part sand or pumice Using sand depends upon what you are wanting to plant. Succulents and cacti need more sand than other plants. A basic organic soil mix would need less. A good reference would be to just call your county extension office.