making al's 5-1-1 mix questions..
I am going to try and make the 5-1-1 this weekend and am a bit confused. I have read and read it and i think i am still a bit confused. I know that people seem to make it with different materials and it still works how it is supposed to. I guess its more about the theory then method to the madness. lol. i just watched a video on how to make it on youtube (i learn better by seeing someone do it, rather then reading) and they made it look super easy, BUT here is my issue..here are the items i have bought to make the mix:
1. reptile fir bark
3. granite grit
4. sphagnum moss
6. napa floor dry
so in the video they simply used:
1. pine bark
4. some sort of container soi
so my questions are ...
Do i go ahead and use those first 6 items to make it, do i need to add or leave something out, or just strain those and mix it up?? What kind of potting soil needs to be added to the mix, or does that matter??
I am sure i am making this more difficult then it needs to be, but i am hoping to get it right when i make up this first small batch.
Any thoughts or ideas?? I appreciate your help and suggestions :)