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What is horticultural grit used for, and when should I use it?

Horticultural grit is a coarse, granular material typically made from crushed rocks like limestone or granite. It is used for various gardening purposes, including:

Drainage Improvement: Adding horticultural grit to heavy or poorly draining soils helps improve drainage, preventing waterlogging and promoting healthier root growth.

Soil Structure Enhancement: Grit can improve soil structure, especially in clay soils, by preventing compaction and increasing aeration.

Seed Propagation: When sowing seeds, horticultural grit can be added to the growing medium to aid drainage and prevent seedlings from damping off.

Use horticultural grit when planting in containers, preparing seed beds, or improving soil conditions in areas with inadequate drainage

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