Well a pictures worth a thousand words. I like to experiment with making potting mixes.
I need to make a batch of potting medium to repot a tangelo tree and plant two new golden bamboos and a new pride of madera in clay pots.
I found this product called Kelloggs Raised Bed & Potting Mix which has coir as the second ingredient and perlite as the third so it should drain good by itself. I plan to use 30% of this product, 10% organic compost, 20% Perlite, 20% small sized pathway bark and 20% kiln dried red cedar shavings designed for use as animal bedding.
I also use a couple of wicks per plant to suck moisture out of the bottom of the container.
I have read the Tapla writings and I would like to try that gritty mix. But I do not have access to turface so I make mixes like this instead.
Any friendly critiques would be appreciated.