Al's Gritty Mix- issue
After reading testimonials about Al's Gritty mix for a while online, I decided to move some of my jades into it this past summer. However, i can;t seem to keep them watered enough to avoid shrivelling leaves. They are a Gollum and a variegated jade, in 6 inch clay pots, indoors for the winter. I am giving them a good soaking every 10 days or so, but they are still dropping leaves and small branches. Getting kind of straggly...So far I am not impressed with the results.... Do they really need to be water more often when in this mix? If so, I'm seriously considering putting them back in the old C& S soils/half grit mix I've always used prior to this. I have noticed, oddly, that a few smaller plants, mostly Echeverias, in smaller clay pots, don't seem to be getting so dry.
P.S. My plants are indoors for the winter because I live in coastal zone 6, and no, a greenhouse is not in the cards anytime soon..