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Container medium question

Posted by cjohansen none (My Page) on
Tue, May 21, 13 at 3:00

Hi, I'm a first year gardener. I have a bunch of peppers and tomatoes going out in a week or so. Most are going in a raised bed, but some in containers.

For the containers I'm planning a mix of 50% potting mix (mostly peat, no soil) that has worked well for my seedlings, 25% compost and 25% perlite. Does that seem ok?

Can I use LECA in place of perlite, or is it too big? Reason I'm asking is that LECA is way way cheaper in my location (Norway).


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RE: Container medium question

As long as the size is ok, I don't see why you couldn't use it. Is it sold in a "small" size?


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RE: Container medium question

Not sure, to be honest. How small does it need to be to be viable?


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Just guessing, maybe 5-8mm. The medium size is described as 8-16mm which seems too big IMO. That's why I asked about small. Maybe you could break it down to size if necessary.


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