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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cedar or redwood lime container possible?
« on: February 15, 2022, 02:20:36 PM »
I just built a planter out of cedar and redwood, although I am still putting the pot inside the container so my use is different than yours.

Since the wood is only on the outside and not a significant portion of your potting mix, I don't see leaching being a big issue.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Trying A New Growth Medium
« on: December 23, 2021, 06:33:24 PM »
The Turface MVP:Peat mix (50:50 mix) that caused me to start this post last September, is now 3 months old.  So far it looks and acts  exactly like it did on day one.  When testing the 50:50 determining when to water I still use my finger, and stick it into the medium its full length.

One Note: Miracle Grow Garden Soil is not the same throughout the country.  Here in Colorado and in Laaz's area it is a good draining medium.  In other parts of the country it is made from different ingredients and thus different characteristics.

Stick your finger in the length of your finger and water if dry?

I will do a drain test on the MG before I pot a tree in it. In in Phoenix and I assume the MG will be fast draining, but if not I'll find another substitute. I feel like I need to try something besides variations on 5-1-1.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Trying A New Growth Medium
« on: December 23, 2021, 03:04:09 PM »
How do you tell when to water the 50/50 mix? As I understand it, the turface stores water and releases it to the soil as needed. So do you go by the feel of the soil, or the color of the turface, or some other method?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Trying A New Growth Medium
« on: September 28, 2021, 09:42:10 PM »
I'm currently "in the market" for a new growth medium. I have a hard time sourcing the pine bark fines for the 5-1-1. I was going to try the 1:1 potting soil/Turface, but after hearing Brian's experience, maybe I'll rethink. How do we know if we have the "right" MG Garden Soil in our region?

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