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Old 11-25-2017, 01:39 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Default Re: Best potting mix for containers

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Originally Posted by Kanana View Post
What about a small part of vermiculite if the mix as it holds water exceptionally well and bananas LOVE water right? I would think maybe 10% vermiculite or more for drier climates?
Yes, plants love vermiculite. But, I wouldn't want vermiculite or perlite in my garden soil. Once upon a time, when I used those ingredients in potting media, I would dispose of the root balls of dead (sometimes live) potted plants in the garbage. Now, with all organic potting media, I just throw the whole thing on my compost pile. It makes my life a little easier.

Sphagnum moss is more water absorbent than vermiculite. You can buy it here:

https://www.amazon.com/BestValueMoss...196476-8161365
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