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Post  johndeitering on 4/19/2012, 12:22 pm

can someone tell me...is green sand just plain sand? Why is it called green? I have access to plain sand, but never heard of green sand. Thanks..
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Post  camprn on 4/19/2012, 12:30 pm

Oh Heavens no!Dont put sand in your Mel's mix. Green sand is not just any sand. Click the links for more info.
http://www.garden.com/garden-articles/what-the-heck-is-greensand/128/

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Post  johndeitering on 4/19/2012, 12:34 pm

thanks for the info...now it makes sense. I read Mel's book pretty carefully, but never found an explanation of green sand.
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Post  walshevak on 4/19/2012, 3:35 pm

curiosity - why would greensand be needed in MM.

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Post  camprn on 4/19/2012, 4:03 pm

@walshevak wrote:curiosity - why would greensand be needed in MM.

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The OP question was, 'is green sand plain sand?'
Some folks just like to add stuff, or some folks may need the micro nutrients if they didn't get the 5 composts... and their plants are appearing deficient in the minerals the green sand has. Those are the only reasons I can come up with.

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Post  tomperrin on 4/19/2012, 5:06 pm

Green sand is, in fact, green. It's mined and packaged in New Jersey by the Espoma company in Millville, NJ, about 40 miles south of my garden. The company makes a variety of different organic and mineral based fertilizer mixes like HollyTone, GardenTone, TomatoTone, etc.

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