Preparing a Potting Mix

Written by fruit   // 26/01/2006   // 0 Comments

Nick McLeod, an Extension Officer with the DPI, Rockhampton provides some good advice to beginners.

“What is the ideal mix? Well, there is no one ideal mix. However, there are a number of essential characteristics that a potting mix should have. Plants need air, water and food, so when making up a mix, it is important that it supplies adequate quantities of air, water and nutrients.”

Published in the Rare Fruit Council Newsletter No. 58, 5/89, as an extract from the Capricornia Branch Newsletter Vol.5 No.4

KEY WORDS: potting mix, growth rate, quality, pH, nutrients, porosity, air space, leaching, waterlogging, size, shape, pot, saturated, volume, dolomite, lime, fertiliser, salinity, nutrition, plant, materials, peat, sawdust, perlite, sand, vermiculite

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