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28/01/2013 at 19:21
Can i mix very small begonia seeds with another medium other than silver sand to ensure even distribution of seeds to avoid to many seeds in one spot and bald areas in the propagator. Thank you Jazzy
28/01/2013 at 19:28

but silver sand works

28/01/2013 at 20:03
Hi sotongeoff

I don't have any silver sand and would like to avoid buying a bag for two packets of seeds if there is an alternative.

28/01/2013 at 20:29
I imagine you could mix the seeds with something like vermiculite (if you have any), although I haven't done it myself so you might want to wait for more replies.
28/01/2013 at 20:33
Thanks leggi worth a try.

28/01/2013 at 20:37


The particles of vermiculite are to big -it will not help you get an even distribution-a small bag of silver sand from a hardware shop is not expensive and you can use it for something else or for years to come.

28/01/2013 at 20:51
I have been known to use some of the sand used for putting in a budgies cage
Pam LL x
28/01/2013 at 21:42
Hi soton Geoff,
Had a look around garden centres today only big bags to big/expensive for my needs would purchase a small bag if I could find one.

Thank you

28/01/2013 at 21:47
Hi pam

Hadn't thought of bird sand is it sand or grit you have used in the past, was it as effective as silver sand ?.

Thank you.

28/01/2013 at 22:39
It was bird sand Jazzy - Barry used it to display his shallots at our local flower show
Pam LL x
29/01/2013 at 15:18
Hi all,
Managed to get some silver sand from the local corn store for 36p a kilo,
A very reasonable price.

Thank you every body for your invaluable help.

29/01/2013 at 15:20

good to know

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