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  RE: [Aroid-l] Let's talk commercial mixes, eh?
From: "michael mahan" agavestar at covad.net> on 2005.12.25 at 06:05:58(13650)
Ya’ll are forgetting about capillary
action perlite 100% has no transfer mechanizing capability add just 5% coir to
the mix & that pot will dry quite fast ,even faster with more
drain holes like the pots used by nurseries that use pure coir/perlite
mixes, even faster than that when used in a CLAY pot (advantage to this
mix for a nursery,no added bacterial action to sour the mix ,slow break down
,able to control ,ph,fertilizer) & fast growup ,then a sale & out da
door . pure hard rock gravel will hold water if the sizes of pieces are
such that no capillary action takes place Mike

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