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When they say to germinate seeds in sand, can this be any sand!? Like play sand?

  1. keepitnatural profile image72
    keepitnaturalposted 2 years ago

    When they say to germinate seeds in sand, can this be any sand!? Like play sand?

    I have tried this once but ultimately failed, any help much appreciated.
    -It's Rose seeds I'm trying to grow.

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  2. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 2 years ago

    sand refers to soil, compost and fertilizer, mix them up and water before germinate the seeds

    1. keepitnatural profile image72
      keepitnaturalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much!

  3. Blond Logic profile image96
    Blond Logicposted 2 years ago

    Where I live, in northern Brazil, we are on sand. Here people just stick a cutting in the ground and it grows. I couldn't believe it when I saw it because it is just sand but there are nutrients in it.
    Good luck with the roses.

  4. cat on a soapbox profile image98
    cat on a soapboxposted 2 years ago

    In pots, seeds have the best success w/ a bagged potting mix from the nursery or a homemade soil-less mix. Some commercial mixes contain combos of fine bark, peat moss, beneficial micro-organisms, and sand which offer good drainage because the soil particles are larger. These are usually cactus mixes.There is also plain horticultural sand. DIY mixes can be 1/3 compost, 1/3 peat moss or coir, and 1/3 coarse sand.  Play sand is too fine for rooting. I'd use a coarser-grained one. All the best- don't give up:)

 
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