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Greensand

Somebody please teach me about greensand. Please feel free to go in depth and online links where I can learn more would be very appreciated.

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Here are a few that might help..Even though I know nothing about greensand..
The first one I think is perfect for you..
https://www.gizmology.net/greensand.htm
https://www.planetnatural.com/site/greensand-soil-amendment.html
https://www.harvestsafe.com/v.php?pg=180

Hope these help ..
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Here are a few that might help..Even though I know nothing about greensand..
The first one I think is perfect for you..
https://www.gizmology.net/greensand.htm
https://www.planetnatural.com/site/greensand-soil-amendment.html
https://www.harvestsafe.com/v.php?pg=180

Hope these help ..
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Thanks for those links birdlover! Lorax, we had a discussion on greensand some years ago, I think Newt had led the discussion. Try using the site search engine. It may have been Grandpa's Rose who lead it.

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Thank you for the links BirdLover72.

opabinia51- where did the site search engine go to? I was gone for a bit and came back and everything looks different! That will teach me for leaving because now I can't find anything and I thought it used to be in the upper right hand corner!

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Can anyone please tell me more about this greensand?
what is it and how is it used?
I found a few links that sell it but that's about it..
Thanks..

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Somebody helped me find a search engine. Too many hits using Newt + greensand so if you can remember anything about the thread, please let me know and I'll go back and search again.

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Did you try the search engine that pops up when you type in helpfulgardener.com? If I have time I'll take a peak.

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Yes, someone led me to areas where the google search engine is located. I added greensand + Newt and came up empty handed when clicking the radio button to The Helpful Gardener. Are you sure it was Newt who had the thread on greensand?

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Like I said it may have been Grandpas Rose as well. What I've done in the past when trying to find a specific thread is just scrolled through the pages in that forum as well. So, it most likely would have been in the organic forum and it was at leat a year ago, maybe more so it would most likely be at the back of the pages.

Hope that helps with your search.

Also, often when I'm searching for topics via google; our posts at the HG come up (first!) so you might try that. Though the current thread on greensand will probably the first in your list of entries.

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Found one match under grandpa's rose + greensand and several under grandpasrose + greensand but none seem to be quite what I think you had in mind.

If you have some extra time, please come back to this thread and maybe we can start our own greensand 101 thread.

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Let's do that and we do have thousands of members, maybe some of them will come out of the woodwork and tell us what they know about greensand. I have personally never used the product, but if memory serves it is pretty darn good stuff.

I wish Newt were around I think she knows something about it.

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While poking around for information on the Internet, I ran across this-
Greensand is a naturally occuring, mined, long-accepted and organic source of minerals: composition 1%P, 5-7%K; 50% silica, 18-23% iron oxide; 22 trace minerals. Its effects last for up to 10 years, applied at a rate of 10 lb. per 100 sq. ft. It loosens clay soils and is slowly available to the roots.
Might be a godsend for chlorotic trees.

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