511 questions

krismast(6 S.E. PA)May 29, 2013

Hi! I have a few plants coming tomorrow that I would like to try planting in 511 mix. My questions are:

Do I need to add lime if I will be using Foliage Pro?

Do I need to sift my bark? I am using a Pine soil conditioner. This is what my bark looks like after its been sifted.

I have a bag of Fafard F-15 growing mix that is mostly peat moss with a little perlite. Can I substitute this directly for the peat in the 511 mix?

Thanks for all your help!


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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

Yes, regardless of how you feed, the lime is still recommended to raise the pH of the mix. The bark looks good sifted. I'm curious what the unsifted bark looks like. Sure you can use the Fafard mix as a sub.

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