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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-04-2015, 03:04 AM
Daisy Mae
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I have something very similar, a product marketed for pond plants. Supposed to be lakeshore sourced. It's got a very damp pond earth smell. Vey black.

I used it for a water garden, which is doing well. Seriously considering dirting a cylinder vase, fine gravel cap then submerged planting. A la walstad style. Tossing around ideas in my head, hubby starting to go, another one??? When he saw the new empty vase.

Anyway, here's the water garden. It has selaginella in a lava rock "bowl" nestled on gravel. The pothos is in a pot, all hidden within the gravel. Both the selaginella and pothos are in the pond soil product. Snails in the water are happy, plants seem ok.
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The brand is "Aquascape pond plant potting media" and is "safe for pond fish, perfect for planting or repotting water lilies and marginal plants". Ten bucks for 10 pounds. "Contains soil harvested from sediment deposits found in lakes and streams"

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