How much lime in small batches of 5-1-1?
Hello everyone. I've been following the 5-1-1 discussions here with great interest. I've been using "bagged" potting mixes for years and haven't been completely satisfied with any of them. I'm going to be repotting some very small indoor plants soon and want to try them in the 5-1-1.
My main question is about lime. I'm mixing a small batch of 5 cups bark, 1 cup perlite and 1 cup peat moss for a total of 7 cups dry mix. Can someone please tell me how much lime to add to that? Thank you.
I have an additional question about the repotting procedure itself. Do I leave the rootball intact when I repot the plant, or do I go ahead and rinse all the old soil mix away, essentially bare-rooting the plant?
Thank you so much to anyone who answers. I'm really excited about trying my own mixes and the 5-1-1 seems instinctively right to me.