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Old 05-05-2012, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I'm moving my SDC (that I've only had for about three weeks) to a bigger pot (~20 gallons). I'm using the recipe of 1/3 pearlite - 1/3 coconut hull - 1/3 compost and that leaves a couple questions.
  • Any preference between mushroom compost or cattle manure compost?
  • Should I add some 4-6-8 fetilizer when potting?

This thing seems pretty happy right now, and we're trying to keep it that way. :-)



Thanks for any guidance.

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Old 05-05-2012, 11:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I'm moving my SDC (that I've only had for about three weeks) to a bigger pot (~20 gallons). I'm using the recipe of 1/3 pearlite - 1/3 coconut hull - 1/3 compost and that leaves a couple questions.
  • Any preference between mushroom compost or cattle manure compost?
  • Should I add some 4-6-8 fetilizer when potting?








This thing seems pretty happy right now, and we're trying to keep it that way. :-)



Thanks for any guidance.

Rob!
Sounds like a good mix to me. Much better than anything I use.

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Default Re: Mix for SDC in container

The mix sounds good. I use a combination of perlite, finely shredded pine, peat moss, bone/blood meal and compost. It drains super fast but the peat and compost retain good moisture.

I pretty much use that mix with all my containers to include veggies. I've noticed a drastic difference since I ditched bagged soil.
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Seeing how you are in Alberta: Sungro Mix #2.
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