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    hi guys could someone please tell me what type of grit or sand is ideal to mix into my compost veg patch for drainge.



    i read somewhere that road grit is no good, nor is sharp builders sand

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    Why do you need grit?

    That looks like good multi purpose compost to me .. no need to add grit unless you have very heavy clay soil

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    I just use builders sand when I'm making my JI type compost!
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    I thought road grit was rock salt or is there another kind?
    I'm with Two Sheds on this one - have you got a specific problem with the soil?
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    its mainly for drainge. the compost gets soaked when raining hard.
    so sharp builders sand is ok then

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