Metro Mix Planting Results
I posted a couple of months ago asking about Metro Mix. It is available at most co-ops and, at least here, is less than $20 for a four cubic foot bag.
Anyhow, my Streps, Chiritas, Columnea and AV trailers are doing astounding things!
They are growing well, no yellowing leaves (it's been three months), lots of blooms. Very healthy plants.
From web site: "Formulation with Canadian Sphagnum peat moss, horticultural grade Vermiculite, processed Bark Ash, Bark, starter nutrient charge, Dolomitic Limestone and our long-lasting wetting agent."
I used Metro Mix 360 and coarse perlite with a 1-2 ratio of mix to perlite. I may use a bit more perlite the next time just because I want an even lighter mix.
I still have some of my gessies in 1-1-1 peat, perlite, vermiculite and the ones in the Metro mix + perlite (sitting right next to the others) are growing better and carrying more blooms and reblooming sooner.
I reservoir water and use 1/4 tsb Dyna-Grow to a gallon of water on all of my gessies.
Here is a link that might be useful: Sun Gro Site with Metro Mix