Gritty mix potting question.
I started 12 cuttings with a mixture of 1/3 potting mix, 1/3 sphagnum peat moss and 1/3 perlite two weeks ago. After reading the forum I decide to try the gritty mix too. The gritty mix is 1/3 Turface MVP, 1/3 Repti bark and 1/3 Chicken Grit. All were screened. I potted three cuttings two days ago. Today I checked the moisture content with a meter I have. I have not watered anything since the initial potting.
Now from what I've read I know not to water the cuttings until leaves are well formed. The 12 read about 2/3rd's wet on the meter. The three planted in Gritty Mix read dry after two days.
I was surprised by the difference. Should I be watering the three planted in the Gritty mix? Are the 12 in the potting mix to wet? This has me confused. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Fred.
This is the first time I've tried to root cuttings