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potting mix

Posted by elliewilbanks Al (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 27, 13 at 15:25

Has anyone tried using coir, vermiculite, and perlite instead of peat moss? What were your results?


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Coir has too much SALT in it. AV's don't like it.
Cork


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I tried switching to it about year ago and after About 6 month I switched back , but only after losing about half the plants that I put into it .


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2 issues - some of coir is really salty - and the good quality one that is not salty - will do really well for some time - and the it starts deteriorating and the byproducts will kill the AVs.

It is a really good product for hanging baskets with annuals. It will hold through the summer - and afterwards who cares.

So = if you already bought it - use it for the annuals in the containers.


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Have not bought - will not. Thanks so much!
Ellie


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Yep - I heard enough horror stories.


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