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Old 06-11-2014, 08:25 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Default Re: Potting soil advice (newbie)

Lunepeace, I try to substitute coir for peat moss when I can. I believe that it's much more eco-friendly. It tends to be more pricey, but that could just be my location. I usually have to get it from the hydroponic store. I think the compressed brick forms are cheaper.

I'm new to bananas also, so I'm not sure about the pH.... I should test it. I have one SDC in a coir mixture and another in peat. I suppose it's a bit of an experiment. I live in a cold climate, so my main concern is getting a good -draining mixture and avoiding rot. I grow a lot of cactus and got really swept away by getting the perfect mix, but now I try not to overthink it. Drainage is my main concern. I guess what I'm saying is you can make it as simple or involved as you want. Add sunshine and fertliizer and you sound have success, right? Especially where you live!

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