soil mixture ratios
i need some sugestions on ratios on mixing, topsoil, perlite or vermiculte, sand, with organic matter such as oak leaves so overtime it turns to soil. and where can i get some perlite or vermiculte for not too much? the current mix i use is sand and peat moss and it SUCKS! it dries out way to quickly and takes too long to absorb water i have to leave my pots in standing water for about 1 1/2 hours in order to moisten it compleatly. PLZ HELP ME!