Growing in Scree

What is Scree?

Scree is a loose, very rocky and low nutrient soil substitute that can be used to provide exceptional drainage and a deep root run to alpine and other difficult to grow plants.  A typical scree mixture would combine sand for moisture retention with small crushed rock to create a low fertility, open growing matrix.  Scree mixes can be used in containers, raised beds or the open garden to provide a healthy growing environment for plants that do not thrive in ordinary garden soil.

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