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Will Sand on the top soil effect my plants

Discussion in 'Marijuana Plant Problems' started by shibbywilsk, Jan 30, 2009.


    shibbywilsk Active Member

    Ok so i have been dealing with fungas gnats since i started this grow op. I have read on other fourms that putting sand on the top 2 inchs of my soil will get rid of them. I understand this will kill the gnats but i am curious if it will hurt or neg effect my plants also.

    I have used many diff products on the market to try and combat this problem, yet they keep flying strong. IE neem oil, varioius organic sprays that will kill them.

    The gnats really havent hurt my plants that i can see but there anyoying and i would like to eradicate them.

    Pictures seem not necessary but if people want pics of the setup just ask i will put them up

    diemdepyro Well-Known Member

    No but the pots have holes in the bottom where gnats live too :)
    It is too hard to stuff the holes with sand...LOL

    akgrown Well-Known Member

    no it wont i had sand on m soil all the way up till i transplanted. just remember that the stem of your plant that used to be above ground and is now under sand will be growing roots so be careful when u water. also you do not need to worry about the holes in your pot just keep flushing the soil untill u dont see any more larve come out the bottom

    shibbywilsk Active Member

    So there will be no negetive effects on my plants if i cover the top with sand

    shibbywilsk Active Member

    thank you for the post will do this when its time to garden tonight

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