Gritty mix repotting questions
I have been studying Al's gritty mix for a long time and have tried repotting a couple of my tropical fruit trees in the gritty mix. So far, I found that the younger seedlings take the barerooting and the new mix really well. However, more mature trees don't. I barerooted two five gallon mango trees with water jets and potted them in gritty mix and after a week now they are whiltering.
I know Al recommends not completely barefoot evergreens when repotting, but I am just wondering how can I achieve the full benefits of gritty mix with half the pot in old peat mix and half in gritty mix. Wouldn't this cause moisture discrepancy in the new pot? What about repotting in future years? Whenever complete barerooting happening, wouldn't that cause root shock?