What if you love 5-1-1 mix but hate perlite? Replacement?
I have definitely noticed a difference the closer I move towards a 5-1-1 mix. I've made slow changes because I've learned in growing plants that changing EVERYTHING SUDDENLY generally leads to disaster, and it's a lot less stressful to try something on one plant.
I just hate working with perlite. It makes me cough all day when I use it, even with a mask, and then it disintegrates.
So can anyone suggest an alternative to perlite for 5-1-1?
And will someone please ask Al just to write a book already? lol