Ratio of sharpe sand to compost
karenandjesslqEBf_sh Posts: 13
Hello, I’m about to try out Monty’s layering of Spring bulbs in pots, using a mixture of peat free compost and sharp sand, could someone help with the ratio of sand to compost please, is approx 50g of sand to 1 litre of compost about right?
Sometimes sharp sand can have salt deposits on it so make sure you give it a good wash beforehand and really mix it into the compost.
I must admit though that I don't add anything to my bulb pots other than some compost and I've not had a problem. I do live in a (normally apart from last winter) dry area.
You have to be quite careful what type of sand you get. There are many threads on the forum about it, and the misunderstandings about using the right one for planting. It has to be gritty, and not the sort of stuff that gets used for making mortar.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...