Return to the African Violets Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Mixing soil

Posted by dtm1966 9a Houston, TX (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 2, 08 at 15:14

Many many years ago, BC (before children)I grew many african violets. I used to mix my own soil and add this stuff called super soil substance (SSS) or something like that. I bought it by mail from a woman who mixed it. Does anyone know if she still sells it. Is it still popular to mix a soiless soil mix and add SSS.

Thanks
Dawn


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Mixing soil

Hi Dawn,
I've been growing AV's now for almost 25 years and have never heard of an additive like SSS. People here in NJ use a simple mixture of Peat, perlite and vermiculite with possibly some charcoal added to keep the soil sweet. Most of my fertilizing is done with wicks and I use a standard AV formula and add a bit of superthrive to the fertilized water when I fill the reservoirs.
Fred in NJ


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the African Violets Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here