511 for dummies...simple question about Al's mix
I am an extreme novice to gardening. I have in the past couple of years tried a few tomatoes and pepper plants on my deck with somewhat good results with just plain old potting soil. My problem is that I didn't want to worry about my plants drying out if I'm gone a day or so.
I came to this forum looking for ideas about self-watering containers and low and behold, before long I found myself intrigued with Al's 511 mix. (I think that's it, although I get confused between that and the gritty mix).
I would love to give it a try, *if* I can find the ingredients.
My question is this....can you or would you want to use the mix in self-watering containers?
Thanks very much!