What do you think about this potting mix?
I have a miniature rose that I plan on repotting into a larger pot around Sept when the weather cools down some. I am thinking of using an equal mix of MG organic potting mix, Supersoil Palm & Cactus mix, and OMNI planting compost/seed cover.
The Supersoil Palm & Cactus Mix ingredients are:
Aged & processed softwood bark & sawdust
Sphagnum peat moss
MG Organic Choice Potting Mix contains:
50-55% composted bark
Sphagnun peat moss
Pasteurized poultry litter
Organic wetting agent (whatever that is lol)
The OMNI Planting Compost/Seed Cover only states that it is made from forest products.
Would this be an ok mix to use, or should I nix the idea?
I did an experiment with this mix in a 5 x 5 1/2" plastic pot, and it would need to be watered every day to every 1 1/2 days. I know it may stay damper in a larger pot, but not sure, at the high temps we've had the last few days. I definately don't think it would stay too wet, though.
I have also thought about maybe adding some eucalyptus bark, broken up into pieces as I have 2 huge trees here that shed their bark like mad. Would this be ok to use, and if so, how much?
I posted a similar message on the miniature rose forum, but received no responses, so thought this forum might be
more appropriate. I am in the process of trying to locate
the ingredients for Al's gritty mix, but thought in case
that is undoable, I could maybe use the above mix instead.