Will perlite and 'potting mix' be enough??
I am running out of 'stuff' to make my potting mixture. No more fines for a few weeks but still need to plant a few more tubs. Here is my plan......
I have huge bag of perlite still available and several bags of Organic Tomato/Vegetable Planting Mix. Could not pass up the price on the Tom/Veg mix -- $4 for 1.5cuft bag. The Tom/Veg mix is sphagnum peat moss, composted bark, medium perlite, natural fertilizer, lime for pH balance and organic wetting agent.
I plan to use 18 gallon rope buckets with 1.5 cuft of the Tom/Veg mix and a gallon of Perlite -- all mixed well. I use generic Dolomite and Espoma fertilizers.
Will this work -or- will this be too much perlite? I won't be able to get more pine bark fines for few weeks but need to plant the buckets now.
Let me know what you guys think.