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Re: In-ground Planting Mix

  • Subject: Re: In-ground Planting Mix
  • From: Denis <denis@skg.com>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 21:17:43 -0500 (CDT)

Dan: 

Why did you use all Coir instead of Peat Moss. Have you had better
experiences with Coir? 

Denis at Silver Krome Gardens
Homestead Florida

Dan Levin wrote:
> 
 
>    I'm blending at the approximate ratio of
> - 40% coir (in lieu of peat moss)
> - 30% red lava gravel (graded 1/4" size [6.5 mm], clean)
> - 20 % fir bark (also graded 1/4", clean)
> - 10% horticultural sand
> 
> My sample of the above looks great-  but I'm really concerned what it'll turn
> into 5 years from now.  Especially since my preference is to not dig out the
> entire bed and replace the contents much before 2010, if at all possible.
> 
> What do the under-glass botanical gardens do?
> Anything special used for the beds inside MOBOT's Climatron for example?
> 
> Thanks,
>  -Dan





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