does anyone not like perlite?
just realized i could buy perlite in my area (the names are different here and I'm still quite ignorant but learning), mixed up a potting mix to try it out, figured a bit of everything would be a good way to start, so i used 1 part each of
. tired-looking topsoil (clay, silty looking, dull grayish color)
. rich-looking compost from local farms (complete with lil' beetles)
the potting mix looks pretty good, much better than the used soil looks on its own, let's see how it goes
i'm wondering if the perlite has any problems associated with it? it looks a little alien in the soil. Does it limit soil reuse options? Does it breakdown into the soil? Does anyone out there have strong opinions against the use of perlite?