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Name: Jennifer Rockwood
Houston, Texas (Zone 8b)
May 30, 2015 1:48 PM CST
Well, I spoke too soon about not having any casualties this year, the floods here in Texas almost completely wiped out my mini semp collection!!!!! I was devestated but on a brighter note, I have a new shipment coming next week and I am so excited! I noticed that my dirt is STILL wet and this happened last Monday evening. I have a cactus mix, I mix it with a little perlite, and some sand but does anyone have any suggestions on what else I can use to improve the drainage? I assume that I would need a super fast draining type because I live in a hot and humid climate. Sometimes it rains a lot here in the summer. I saw something about chicken grit but I live on a 4th story apartment and don't really need 50 pounds of it. Is there anything else that would work that you don't have to buy in such bulk?
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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May 30, 2015 2:57 PM CST
Pumice is really good.
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
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May 30, 2015 3:02 PM CST
Chicken grit can be purchased in small 5# bags. I found it in a farm feed store. Also see in on Amazon. Just google poultry grit. The largest size of grit is what you want. It is a lot more expensive that way but at least it in reasonable amounts.
Name: Jennifer Rockwood
Houston, Texas (Zone 8b)
May 30, 2015 5:11 PM CST
Thank you! I'll check that out, I never thought of Amazon.

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