Friday, February 1, 2013
Cane Begonias and What I Use for Potting Soil
I typically make my own. This is about a 1:1:1 mix of my native sandy loam, peat moss (like you see in the plastic bales), and purchased perlite. Maybe a bit lighter on the perlite, but pretty close. Sometimes the peat is locally dug, other times I purchase the bales. With this mixture I don't think I have had any need of fungicidal drenches, ever. The organic material is a bunch of roots from some airplant plants I let freeze and then brought in the dirt and roots to use in my mix. And all that marketing about your potting mixes wearing out... really? You believe that marketing ploy?