Super Quick Draining Soil Mix
I've read, and read until my head is swimming with too much information!
What's the easiest way to make a quick-draining soil mix? Will this formula work well?
1 part grit ..... Aquarium grit?
1 part Turface MVP
1 part Repti-Bark
some powdered gypsum to mix, and some Epsom Salts to dilute fertilizer solution when watering.
I think I screwed-up big time by using some, not a lot, of composted top soil in my mix, and no grit, with the Turface,and Bark. This mix may be retaining too much water, and/or not drying out quickly enough to support good root growth. I just potted up some bare-root Cliva plants and a Hipp. bulb in this mix. It supports Fungus Gnats just fine. The plants have been in this mix for about three weeks.
Should I just repot the Clivia and bulb into new, correctly formulated mix? I'm beginning to regret using top soil and no grit.
The huge bulb is planted in a very large, 5 gallon pot....so it will be years before it will need repotting. Clivias are in 3 gallon pots. Maybe I should just repot all the plants. What would you do?
I need to act now, so plants will not be set-back, or worse, get root-rot.