Pineapples in container- which soil

kiropod(7)June 21, 2011

From what I've read here, pineapples need a well draining soil. With that in mind, would the gritty mix be a better choice or would the 5-1-1? I have both, so that will not be the issue?

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

I'd go for the Gritty Mix, since the Pineapple will be in the mix for several years.
Also, the Gritty Mix will provide more suitable drainage during the cool Winter months.

Josh

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 2:27PM
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kiropod(7)

Do I use the gypsum in conjunction with the gritty?

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 3:30PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Yes, you do use Gypsum.
However, if you're using a fertilizer that contains Calcium and other micro-nutrients,
then you can omit the Gypsum.

Josh

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 6:12PM
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