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  Mulch in the mix
From: Pugturd at aol.com on 2000.06.18 at 19:24:23(4834)
Hello Brian Williams here again. Thought I would see if anyone else has tried
using mulch in the aroid soil. I have notices the soil seems to drain a lot
faster and helps out on fighting rot. If anyone has tried this. I would like
to know how well it worked for them. THANKS

From: "Debbie Swartz" deb at touchofthetropics.com> on 2000.06.19 at 14:25:33(4838)
I have used mulch in a pinch, but found that if you can get the ground fir
bark the orchid growers use that works quite nicely. There is a finer grade
that's about 1/4" I've been trying to find here in the Ft. Lauderdale area
that I bet would be just right...Drains well, and gives the added benefit of
adding organics to the medium as it breaks down. I've noticed many good
aroid growers (not large-scale plantmills) include some sort of ground wood
material in their potting medium.

Thats just this newbie's take on the situation though ;-)
Debbie Swartz (Zone 10 -- Fort Lauderdale)
My tropical plant images (many available)

From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.06.19 at 14:25:58(4840)
Hi Brian,

I have seen Dewey do this a few years ago, don`t know if he still does, I
have done it and it worked well for me.



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