gritty mix questions
So I've read nearly 10,000 posts on GW in the last couple weeks about the Gritty Mix, after Laura mentioned it.
I've got a local source of Turface and this week will work on the crushed granite. Other options are 6/20 blasting sand or #10 filter gravel. To me it seems like #10 filter gravel is larger than the other two options but maybe I'm mistaken?
I picked up the big bag of Med Zoo fir bark to get started. I will have to find a better source of bark fines for cost purposes but this will at least let me make a batch. One thing- some folks say to run this though 1/4" hardware cloth and others say it is fine as is. If I filter it, I'm finding that about 50% of the product makes it though. Of course to make it though 1/4" hardware cloth, no one single dimension of a single piece can really approach 1/4" to closely or it will never realistically make it though. I am wondering what you do here Laura?
Also, for Laura or anyone else using this mix- are you using a 1:1:1 ratio or something different? And specifically for Plumeria and Adeniums, does this mix have any trouble supporting these plants after repotting? e.g. do you find you now have to stake plants that were not previously staked in a traditional potting mix?
Many thanks!!! As you can tell I am preparing for spring :)