- ... I nuke all organic stuff in 2 qt batches. The internal temperature makes it to 190. Susan Yee Chicago area, ILMessage 1 of 10 , Jan 31, 2006View SourceOlivia wrote:
> Hello, I don't think the Baccto lite is sterilized, look on the JungleI nuke all organic stuff in 2 qt batches. The internal temperature
> Growth bag the address is there if you are talking about this potting
> soil they will ship to you[they used to] if no longer.
makes it to 190.
Chicago area, IL
- ... I m thinking about your wife s potting mix. Last weekend I potted some standards into the equal parts peatmoss, perlite, vermiculite. and commericalMessage 2 of 10 , Feb 3, 2006View Source
Joe Bruns wrote:
and my wife used it for many years. She switched to Hyponex Professional potting soil (not the regular potting soil, but the one in the black bag). She cut it with perlite, vermiculite, and white sand (the type used in cigarette urns). The sand is good if you water from the top (especially minis). Otherwise, leave it out. As I recall, the ratio was 4:1:1:1.
I'm thinking about your wife's potting mix. Last weekend I potted some standards into the equal parts peatmoss, perlite, vermiculite. and commerical potting soil, (in this case Baccto Lite). Those plants have gone through a rather astonishing growth spurt which was noticeable midweek. Thursday I called the local grower who uses the potting mix formula mentioned above. She said that her plants have always had a noticeable growth spurt when put into this mix. She believes in using soil, or dirt as she says. She also just switched to Baccto Lite from Hyponex (don't know which Hyponex). Her commercial soil choice is mostly due to local availability. She bottom waters for 3 weeks after repotting and then switches to top watering.
Chicago area, IL USA