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Re: best hosta potting soil


At 10:14 AM 6/17/98 +0200, you wrote:
>Dear Hosta friends,
>
>I'd very much like to know what do you think is the best potting soil for
hostas. From growing on small divisions and to adult plants in big containers.
>I'm always at a loss looking for the perfect potting mix. I cannot find a
good commercial potting soil, so I guess I should make my own; the
ingredients I could have available are: peat moss, fine composted pine bark,
'azalea' soil, perlite and vermiculite. At present I do not have a good
source for quality river sand or gravel.
>
>Please help!!!
>
>Jose
>Basque Country, Northern Coastal Spain, 4319N
>Very hilly, very green, very beautiful!!! :-)
>Zone 9. Humid oceanic climate.
>EMail: almand@arrakis.es
>
>
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><DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=4>Dear Hosta friends,</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=4></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
><DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=4>I'd very much like to know what do you
think is 
>the best potting soil for hostas. From growing on small divisions and to adult 
>plants in big containers.</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=4>I'm always at a loss looking for the perfect 
>potting mix. I cannot find a good commercial potting soil, so I guess I should 
>make my own; the ingredients I could have available are: peat moss, fine 
>composted pine bark, 'azalea' soil, perlite and vermiculite. At present I
do not 
>have a good source for quality river sand or gravel.</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=4></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
><DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=4>Please help!!!</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=4></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
><DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=4>Jose<BR>Basque Country, Northern Coastal
Spain, 
>43&ordm;19N<BR>Very hilly, very green, very beautiful!!! :-)<BR>Zone 9. Humid 
>oceanic climate.<BR>EMail: <A 
>href="mailto:almand@arrakis.es">almand@arrakis.es</A></FONT></DIV>
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>i have used peat,pearlite and pine bark  in equal poportions is great(sand
equal) is good a little superphosphate is added,  i  use it all the time
with nomproblems   indianabob

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