How did Orchiata bark in Gritty Mix work out for those who tried?
There've been several threads over the past year or two about using Besgrow Orchiata in Gritty Mix.
How did it work for you?
Was the 6-9 mm "classic" or the 3-6 mm grade used?
And has Al ever weighed in on this interesting, treated bark. Can't seem to find any comment by searching.
If I understand the mixes a bit from his writings, looks like Orchiata might function well for the filler and public-relations (organic) aspect of bark, but against the "inexpensive" attribute. (The reported even slower breakdown of Orchiata than other barks is probably ok for Gritty, but maybe a bit against 5-1-1.) But could be misinterpreting...
Been considering experimenting with Al's mixes if I can get the components. At my location, it's unfortunately starting to look like internet ordering shipping fees may balance the $ in, gas tolls, and time it would take to source "locally"...