Re: books/seeds/perlite

Ross Koning (
Mon, 6 Jun 1994 20:06:48 -0500

>> What exactly is perlite?

>Perlite is a volcanic product that is composed primarily of silica.
>Most people use it to replace sand.

I would add that it is available in many hardware/lumber stores
because it is used as an additive to plaster...primarily to "lighten"
the plaster. It is quite "dusty" in my experience, so I try to
handle it as little as possible when dry as it is very irritating.
Moistened, perlite is a wonderful growing medium for plants
needing nutrients at an almost nil level.


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