Kiwi, Gritty and nurseries
I made my first 2 batches of gritty... 10gal. each. The first batch 1:1:1 and I re-potted 1 of my male kiwi vines. He's doing well but it drys out in 1 to 2 days in the dry weather we've been having. I just got my female in and I decided on a 5:3:4 for her. Hopefully a little more water retention will be better.
I was also very impressed with the first little mix of gritty I made to test fig cuttings in. I put 2 in gritty and 1 in potting mix/perlite. The gritty developed roots fast and was putting out little feeder roots in no time. Much faster colonization than potting mix.
I also want to give a shout out to the nursery (Edible Landscaping) I bought the new kiwi from. When I took her out of her 1 gallon container she was potted in very course bark and stone (bigger particles than gritty). The roots were incredible and I didn't even worry too much about bare rooting.... I just got all of the peat out (almost no peat in it) and most of the bark and stone.
Thanks Al et al... for educating me..... I'll have to eventually post some pics since potted kiwi is not that common.