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turface and granite mix for clay pots

Posted by naturemitch 3/4 WI (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 31, 12 at 11:50

I want to try just a turface and granite mix for some of my peppers...which will also be planted in clay pots.

What type of ratio should I use for this scenario? Has anyone tried this before, and.....?

I have looked high and low in all directions for pine bark in the correct size, and I am coming to the conclusion I am on a mission with little success. I did find 2 bags of partially decomposed pine bark, that I think will suffice....but want another option.


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RE: turface and granite mix for clay pots

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 31, 12 at 12:09

Mix 1:1, Screened Turface MVP:grower grit or #2 cherrystone.

I'm sure you have bark available near you - you just haven't found it yet. How close to Chicago (Dundee) are you?

Al


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RE: turface and granite mix for clay pots

Thanks Al!

We are in far Northern Wi, so too far:( We are in a logging area, and maybe I am looking in all the wrong places. Was wondering about sawmills? Either they are doing something with the bark, or shipping it somewhere I would imagine!

I checked the location thread that was started and was hoping to find a Northern or even Central WI site, but I didn't see anything except for Southern WI...which is 6-7 hours away. Still looking, just starting to look into options:)

Thank you for all you do!!


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RE: turface and granite mix for clay pots

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 31, 12 at 22:48

Keep checking any nursery operations that sell mulch, peat ....... that's where you're going to find it. Check big box stores, too. I sometimes find excellent bark products there, too. Don't give up! ;-)

Let me know if you ever get down Chicago way & I'll hook you up.

Al


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RE: turface and granite mix for clay pots

Although tricky, I can find the needed bark around here in southeastern WI if I try hard. However, I choose not to use it at all, so if you can't find bark, rest assured that you can grow without it.

Joe


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