Using perlite as the sole growing medium
I was just curious to know if anyone else out there has been experimenting with using perlite as the sole growing medium for any plants. I have been using perlite that way for several plants and have had rather good success. My dahlias seem to be growing pretty well in the pot that has just perlite in it. I water and fertilize them as needed and they seem to be doing just fine. I am interested in hearing from anyone who may also have been playing around with this technique. I got the idea from the Schundler Company website. Evidently in Israel many public spaces use perlite this way in large containers for trees and shrubs. I am curious to know if anyone has experimented with vegetables or small fruits such as strawberries. I have also grown begonias this way and have a small fig tree in perlite. Everything so far seems to have grown fairly well this way. Let me know your successes or failures with this technique. I don't like to reinvent the wheel if I don't have too. :-) Thanks!!!