Hi Im new!
Hello everyone. I am new. I am a horticulture student working on an Associate of Science in Hort. I have three certificates from the local college in horticulture already and my next step is to become a California certified nurseryman, master gardener, and getting my QAL. I have vast amounts of knowledge, but little experience. I currently live in an upstairs apartment, so I am very restricted. At least I can have my container garden for now. I work at a tree nursery which is awesome.
I am very curious about this Al's Gritty mix. What is this everyone is talking about, and why spend money on it? Isn't it easier to just create your own potting mix? I make mine out of humus/worm castings, composted fir bark, coco coir, sand, vermiculite, pumice/perlite, and compost. I use espoma fertilizers and adjust ph with either dolomite lime or granule sulphur.