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I googled a question as to whether I could used Kiln dried paving sand in with compost,  saw a question had been asked on here, but couldn't find the answer, can anyone advise me please. 

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  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,888
    I wouldnt have thought there would be any benefit, sand isnt organic
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,071
    I don't think so.
    Builders sand is a def no-no it may contain chemicals and will likely make soil more clay-like as it is very fine - I think kiln dried sand is similar.
    Sharp sand is fine to use though as the particles are much bigger.
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Thank you, I am an extreme novice, and know very little!! it was just that I read sharp sand was good,  and as I didnt have any, but did have  this kiln dried paving sand, I wondered if it would do🙄I appreciate any advice I can get. 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,071
    I just done a bit of googling and kiln sand apparently contains a weed suppressor called silicon dioxide, so def don't use for plants.
    I've learned something too today :)
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Thank you.
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