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Soil Mixture

PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:52 am
by chadinha007
I found my plants to THRIVE on this soil mixture and will post pics soon (when i can figure out how to post pics)

1 part COURSE RIVER SAND
1 part VERMICULITE
1 part SMALL TREE BARK CHIPS (NOT CIDER)

MIX ALL THE SOIL WELL
good drainage soil
and once every 6 weeks Nutiens (Dr Fisher MultiFeed)

Re: Soil Mixture

PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:04 am
by Ulmdorgr
To post pictures, read this: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=66

Re: Soil Mixture

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:10 pm
by Lunacy
:mrgreen: Where there three or four parts to your soil mixture?

Re: Soil Mixture

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:20 pm
by chadinha007
3 parts buddy

1 part of each the river sand - the vermiculite and the small tree bark chips (one part of each)(3 parts)

and because its good drainage soil just give it some water mix nutrients once every 4-6 weeks for feed
My plants LOVE THIS MIXTURE - AND I DONT GET ROOT ROT at all cause it does not hold water that long
If your PH DROPS place a table spoon of LIME over the TOP SOIL and if your PH is HIGH just mix (EPSOM SALT - SULFATE OF MAGNESIUM) (3tablespoons) to 2Liters of water this will drop the PH.
Please tests this and u will see - Let me know on what u think of my mixture :?:

Merry meet and merry part ! :mrgreen:

Re: Soil Mixture

PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:22 am
by reboot31
hm... nice mixture... how's your plants now..?

Re: Soil Mixture

PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 8:38 am
by woodlife
Sorry for the newbie question, but what is there an alternative for vermiculite?

Re: Soil Mixture

PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 12:10 pm
by SF
woodlife wrote:Sorry for the newbie question, but what is there an alternative for vermiculite?

Perlite works great but it tents to float to the top of the soil if its to loose or if you overload the soil with perlite.
once you load the flower pot with soil/perlite mix, add a top layer without the perlite and you should be good.