turface and granite mix for clay pots

naturemitch(3/4 WI)March 31, 2012

I want to try just a turface and granite mix for some of my peppers...which will also be planted in clay pots.

What type of ratio should I use for this scenario? Has anyone tried this before, and.....?

I have looked high and low in all directions for pine bark in the correct size, and I am coming to the conclusion I am on a mission with little success. I did find 2 bags of partially decomposed pine bark, that I think will suffice....but want another option.

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Mix 1:1, Screened Turface MVP:grower grit or #2 cherrystone.

I'm sure you have bark available near you - you just haven't found it yet. How close to Chicago (Dundee) are you?


    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 12:09PM
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naturemitch(3/4 WI)

Thanks Al!

We are in far Northern Wi, so too far:( We are in a logging area, and maybe I am looking in all the wrong places. Was wondering about sawmills? Either they are doing something with the bark, or shipping it somewhere I would imagine!

I checked the location thread that was started and was hoping to find a Northern or even Central WI site, but I didn't see anything except for Southern WI...which is 6-7 hours away. Still looking, just starting to look into options:)

Thank you for all you do!!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 7:19PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Keep checking any nursery operations that sell mulch, peat ....... that's where you're going to find it. Check big box stores, too. I sometimes find excellent bark products there, too. Don't give up! ;-)

Let me know if you ever get down Chicago way & I'll hook you up.


    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 10:48PM
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Although tricky, I can find the needed bark around here in southeastern WI if I try hard. However, I choose not to use it at all, so if you can't find bark, rest assured that you can grow without it.


    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 11:02PM
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