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RE: Lime and pine nuggets, soil mixes

  • Subject: RE: Lime and pine nuggets, soil mixes
  • From: "Cooper, Susan L." <SLCooper@scj.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 15:20:10 -0500 (CDT)

I add bulb food, if I have it, or osmocote fertilizer.  I tried the Craig
Allen method of extra fertilizer in the soil, I lost most of those plants,
but that could have been due to cold+wet=ROT!
I know it works great for my Zantedeschias, everything else seems to grow
the same with or without it.  But I change the soil in my pots every spring.

I don't add sulfur.
I used to add manure, but developed a terrible fruit fly or gnat problem
when I brought my plants indoors in the fall.

Do any mad scientist add an aqueous calcium carbonate to their Amorphs
during watering?  I wonder what would happen?


-----Original Message-----
From: brian williams [mailto:pugturd50@hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 10:44 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
Subject: Re: Lime and pine nuggets

Is any one adding sulfur to the mix or any other rot protection? Also I have

been adding tons of bulb food to my amorph and Alocasia mix. This is the 
stuff with blood and bone mill and other trace elements anyone else adding 
this to the soil mixes? Anyone know how well it works with them?
My Alocasia mix for now is

2 bags 3 cubic ft of powdered spaghnum
1/2 a 3 cubic bag of manurer
about 6 shovel full of perlite
3 shovel fools of lime dust
half a bag of bulb food this is about 2 shovel full worth.
Also I have been adding mulch to the bottom of the pots this soil is very 
lose and drains out the bottom after a good water. The mulch helps drainage 
also keeps the soil in the pot.
If anyone has any other ideas would love to hear. Also would adding the 
sulfur to this mix help stop rot?

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