Rooting some thai basil ; want to plant in custom organic mix
Hi everyone, I am in the process of rooting some thai basil I "stole" from a restaurant. I'm hoping to concoct a special mix that utilizes "organic" ingredients that are easy to find, safe, and most importantly, free. I am thinking of mixing together equal parts of vermicompost, charcoal, composted coffee grounds, and leaf mould. Does that sound like a viable solution?
Some have suggested that I add some inorganic materials such as perlite or vermiculite to the mix to maintain aeration. Are there suitable substitutes to these ingredients that I can add?
I'm hoping later on that I can also germinate some hot pepper plants from some "stolen" seeds