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Container Gardening: Is this the right Turface for a planting mix?

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CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 12, 2009
8:43 PM

Post #7267930

Saw this at Agway. Seems to be promoted as a playing field covering--is it also what I would use in Tapla's container mix? I know that one can purchase much smaller bags of Turface, but they're also called Turface MVP so perhaps it's all the same thing?
Thanks in advance.

http://www.agway.com/catalog/home_and_garden/manure_mulches_soil_condtioners/soil_conditioners/turface_mvp-_lb.html

tapla

tapla
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 12, 2009
9:26 PM

Post #7268042

That's the stuff! If you're using it in the gritty mix, it's best if you screen it through insect screen first, or through a household strainer with mesh about the same size as the insect screen. Use the fines in hypertufa or add to the garden/beds.

Al
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 13, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #7268917

[quote]Use the fines in hypertufa or add to the garden/beds.
[/quote] Fines means the larger pieces, right? I'm still such a novice.

tapla

tapla
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2009
2:35 AM

Post #7268928

Oops - nope. The fines are the finest particles - the ones that pass through the screen.

Al
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 14, 2009
8:46 PM

Post #7274021

Oh, I get it (I think.) The fines are too SMALL for the container-mix I want, so I should use them for something else. The bits that don't pass through the screen are good for the mix.

tapla

tapla
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 14, 2009
9:47 PM

Post #7274202

Yup - exactly right.

Al

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