Questions about Al's 5-1-1 Mix
I have some questions regarding the mix.
-I understand the mix needs pellet dolomite lime. I keep hearing that powder is better but I'm afraid that the powder will just leave with the run-off. At least I know the pellet would stay put. What is the difference between the two and what do YOU use? How long does the lime take to 'kick in'.
-Does root inoculant like Mycorrhizae and Trichoderma work in this mix with mix? I'm feeding the Dyna-Grow Foliage 9-3-6 that Al recommends and tap water.
-Does a moisture meter work to detect moisture in this mixture? How do i know when it's dry?
-Do any of you use things the 'snake oil' products like Liquid Karma (humic acid, molasses, etc) or things like B1 Superthrive.
-Is there a method you use to germinate seeds in the 5-1-1 mix? I was thinking of rockwool cubes for the seed and letting them sprout into the mix.
-Are aged pine bark fines considered 'organic'?
Any help would be appreciated... thanks a bunch!!