Bonsai Soil Confusion
In the Bonsai books I have, various authors give all sorts of different recipe's for the 'Best' Bonsai Soil for a given plant. They vary all over the place as to the ingredients used, and proportions given. Some of the factors affecting this is: the authors preference, the availability of certain materials, and the climate where the trees are grown, and the species grown itself. It makes it hard to decide what to use (If I had bought just one Bonsai book I wouldn't have this quandry.)
So, How does one go about ascertaining the 'best' soil to use, without having to repeat all these experiments for oneself??
(Yeah, I know, I'm probably being too analytical, but I thought I'd ask. It's my chemistry background making me ponder it too much.)