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Another question for Al or anyone else that wants to chime in

Posted by patiogarden_2010 MD 7a (My Page) on
Thu, May 5, 11 at 11:11

I'm growing A. Kolomikta (Arctic Beauty)kiwi in containers. I want to try gritty mix as it seems ideal for the job... or am I wrong?? I've read through the dissertations and still have a couple of questions:
1) how much of the raw materials do I need to make 10gallons of mix?

2)Considering the fertilization and water requirements of a woody vine what kind of schedule would you suggest?

Here is a link that might be useful: More about kiwi care


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RE: Another question for Al or anyone else that wants to chime in

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Thu, May 5, 11 at 18:32

If you buy a bag of Turface and a bag of grit, then add enough pine bark to make a 1:1:1 ratio mix, you should end u with about 3 cu ft (about 22-25 gallons) of mix with some bark left over. Another way of looking at it is, you would need about 4 gallons of each ingredient (after screening) to make about 10 gallons of soil.

You can fertilize with a low dose each time you water if you're flushing the soil when you fertigate, or use a half recommended dose weekly when temps are conducive to good growth. A full recommended dose every 2-3 weeks is also an option.

AL


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