Go on shoot me I'm Asking About Soil
So I tried a plan B version of gritty mix. Turface was/is hard to come by around here. So I tried to replace it with the Napa oil dry. Seemed OK at first but fast forward a month... let's just say I have one heavy bag of trash to take out. So what's a good alternaive? For now I cut MG Cacti with pine bark fines and perlite (thirds). Seems OK but I have feeling I'm in for an education of sorts. Also, even though perlite is airy doesn't it also hold a lot of moisture? Is that OK because it's course? Should I cut in some of the Chicken Grit/granite?
I promise I read a lot of Al's work on here and read a lot of posts too.
Part that is really making me mad is my plant's I could really care less about are thriving still in store bought or original soil. See I did nothing with them, but ones like my Crassula Tricolor seem weak and spongy to the touch. When I really got to looking the dang thing was holding water toward the bottom of the pot like crazy. Promise I am not a serial waterer. Plant's indoors and get water every 7 to 10 days. It's not getting too much light and the plain Jane Jade sitting right next to in it's original soil is doing great!
OK here goes, I can take it!