Perlite vs vermiculite, the pros and cons
Hi everyone, hopped over again from 'Adeniums' thinking this may be a good place to get an opinion on the following....just curious as to which one of the above products is the most beneficial when added to a growing mix? Does one out perform the other? If so, in what way?
I have in the past used perlite, but for a while I've used vermiculite, but only as I was given a huge sackfull of building/insulation grade that when screened, provided me with larger particles which I used to bulk up potting mixes for my numerous wall baskets as it was light. Plus the finer components gave me the ingredients to use in gritty mixes for many smaller potted plants. The finest bits/dust I threw away as I considered they would just consolidate and defeat the object when used in gritty mixes.
The bag is almost used up so I need a replacement of some kind and wanted to find out, do I get P or V?
All opinions welcomed as usual, thanks in advance.