quick look: is my gritty mix ok?
I've been planning on making Al's gritty mix for ages and finally got around to it a few weeks ago. I'm planning to use it for the plants in my office, which have long-suffered in heavy, overwatered soils.
For the ingredients, I used:
-mini pine bark nuggets
-NAPA floor dry
-5mm birdseye gravel
I'll admit my screening process wasn't perfect; the floor dry and the gravel were both screened to remove dust, but no further. The pine bark was screened to remove anything under 1/8" and then I manually removed anything larger.
The bark pieces are a bit longer than I would have expected but they are quite thin/flat.
I've attached a few photos and would greatly appreciate a quick look/assessment. I've repotted 2 plants in this so far but before I do the rest I'd love to get some feedback.
My only concern now is that it when I water a lot flows quickly into the saucer. If that's normal, then I'll just buy some bigger saucers - but I wanted to check first.