potting mix

elliewilbanks(8a)March 27, 2013

Has anyone tried using coir, vermiculite, and perlite instead of peat moss? What were your results?

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cork_oh(5OH)

Coir has too much SALT in it. AV's don't like it.
Cork

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 3:49PM
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daniel.edmondson

I tried switching to it about year ago and after About 6 month I switched back , but only after losing about half the plants that I put into it .

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 9:32AM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

2 issues - some of coir is really salty - and the good quality one that is not salty - will do really well for some time - and the it starts deteriorating and the byproducts will kill the AVs.

It is a really good product for hanging baskets with annuals. It will hold through the summer - and afterwards who cares.

So = if you already bought it - use it for the annuals in the containers.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 12:36PM
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elliewilbanks(8a)

Have not bought - will not. Thanks so much!
Ellie

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 2:03PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Yep - I heard enough horror stories.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 6:15PM
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