Repotting in winter

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Re: Repotting in winter

Post by mushtaq75 » January 27th, 2018, 4:46 am

Alam64 wrote:
January 26th, 2018, 10:40 am
Asking again: i am in islamabad, can i get hotricultural sand from nurseries here. Or any place where it would be available
You could try nurseries in Islamabad, when i was visting plant nurseries in azad kashmir they only stocked plants, there was no plant accessories , if you cant find sharp sand or horticultural sand, perlite would be your other option, for drainage

Izhar should be able to give you better advice than me on the topic.

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Re: Repotting in winter

Post by Alam64 » January 27th, 2018, 7:55 am

Thanks. Is there any other name for sharp sand or horticultural sand. I got a bag of building sand when i asked for it from a nursery

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Re: Repotting in winter

Post by Izhar » January 27th, 2018, 3:59 pm

Builder's sand is used... wash it to remove dust and shift it to remove large particles...

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Re: Repotting in winter

Post by Izhar » January 27th, 2018, 4:00 pm

for clay and soil like in Punjab (bhal), sand addition is not advisable...

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Re: Repotting in winter

Post by Alam64 » January 27th, 2018, 6:56 pm

Izhar sb
Thanks. I am back to the original how to improve drainage. I mixed some pots with manure and clay but even they are exhibiting sign of moss, they remain moist for a long period(2 weeks sometimes more). I could maintain the status qou but was thinking if something could be done to improve the current situation why not

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Re: Repotting in winter

Post by Izhar » January 29th, 2018, 3:16 pm

No problem, you should only water when they are dry...

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Re: Repotting in winter

Post by Alam64 » January 29th, 2018, 7:05 pm

THanks

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