Container medium question

cjohansenMay 21, 2013

Hi, I'm a first year gardener. I have a bunch of peppers and tomatoes going out in a week or so. Most are going in a raised bed, but some in containers.

For the containers I'm planning a mix of 50% potting mix (mostly peat, no soil) that has worked well for my seedlings, 25% compost and 25% perlite. Does that seem ok?

Can I use LECA in place of perlite, or is it too big? Reason I'm asking is that LECA is way way cheaper in my location (Norway).

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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

As long as the size is ok, I don't see why you couldn't use it. Is it sold in a "small" size?

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 1:10PM
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Not sure, to be honest. How small does it need to be to be viable?

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 2:11PM
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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

Just guessing, maybe 5-8mm. The medium size is described as 8-16mm which seems too big IMO. That's why I asked about small. Maybe you could break it down to size if necessary.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 2:58PM
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