Has anyone dealt with such an interesting gritty mix?

bkvlad21July 24, 2014

I tried to make my own Al's gritty mix but the ingredients, especially turface is impossible to get without a 3 hour drive. In a local store, however, I found Hoffman Bonsai Soil mix.

I urgently need to replant my jade because it's not feeling too well and also I just found some tiny black and white bugs on it.

This mix is made from haydite, sand pebble, aged pine bark, and turface!

Sounds good to me :D

What do you guys think? Is it comparable to Al's?

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It'll grow it's fair share of succulets. Apply the basic principles that are also explained. Ultimitly it comes down to how an individule treats a plant though out the cultivating experiances.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 5:47PM
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whip1 Zone 5 NE Ohio

Hoffman's bonsai mix is better than any peat based soil. It's a step in the right direction.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 8:18AM
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I would definitely consider investing in the gritty mix--it saved my jade when it lost nearly all of its leaves.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 12:56PM
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The ingredients sound right, how about a picture of the mix.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 1:30PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

It's better than most....but it's not sifted as well as it could be. I would recommend a sifting over insect screen to remove the fine / dusty particulate.


    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 4:30PM
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