Gritty Mix questions about turface, watering, and bark
It has been such a long journey in making this gritty mix for the first time. I hope it's worth it in the end.
I believe I did everything as instructed from researching/reading as many thread on gritty mix in this forum. However, I'm still in doubt what to do next. I hope someone can provide guidance for me to reach the end of my tiring journey :)
1. As pictured, do I need to water/wash the granite, turface, and bark before I mix it together? Or do I mix it together and then water the mix to flush away the dirt?
2. I have a 5 gal of turface that are less than 1/8 size after sifting a 50 lb bag. Is there any use of the remaining turface for something else or do I throw them away?
From my experience, the bark is the most expensive piece in finding bark within the 1/8 - 1/4 size. I have already spent $15 that resulted about 1/2 of the 5 gal bucket.
3. Is it possible or recommended to crush the remaining bigger size bark into small size within the 1/8 - 1/4 size?
Thanks in advance,