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Potting grit on top of soil to prevent algae?

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Hi, would anyone use potting grit on top of soil to prevent algae growth. And would the new shoots on my bamboo be able to push through it??c13b0b8e0ee7963a5075f3944d5e961b.jpg

 

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Hi Big Phil,

I was trying to tell you several times before, to prevent algae on the surface you need any kind of substance that will not draw up moisture from below. Grit is one of these substances.

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Hi Big Phil,
I was trying to tell you several times before, to prevent algae on the surface you need any kind of substance that will not draw up moisture from below. Grit is one of these substances.
Hi karsty, thanks for the reply. I forgot that you said about this before, my memory is not the best lol. I'll put a thin layer on top! Do you think the bamboo shoots will be strong enough to push through it, as it's my first time growing bamboo?

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Hi Phil,

I've never grown bamboo from seed before so I can only give an educated guess. Bamboo is tough and strong as old boots, so I'd be very, very surprised if a bit of grit upset it.

When I needed a finer grit to put on top of cactus seed, I sieved sharp or horticultural sand through a very, very fine sieve to get rid of the really fine stuff, and what I was left with did a very good job.

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