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 Question for Al (tapla) re bark in gritty mix
I live in Australia and just starting to experiment with the
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 Anyone try Peppers and Tomatoes in Gritty Mix?
       • Posted by: ideal2545 10a on Wed, Feb 22, 12 at 20:40
              • 85 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, May 9, 12 at 12:59
Hi Everyone, I have a whole lot of Turface, Granite and Repti-Bark sitting in my garage right now and I was curious if I could just make up some extra gritty mix for some tomato/pepper plants, or if you guys think the 511 mix is just simply b
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 Tapla - Is fully composted bark ok for the 5-1-1 mix?
       • Posted by: organic_wonderful 10 on Thu, Mar 17, 11 at 7:45
              • 68 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Apr 25, 12 at 18:03
I tried posting this with the image in my 'please critique my potting mix' thread, but it wasn't working, so sorry about having to open a new thread. Anyway, if you're reading this, tapla, I just received my composted bark through the post. Af
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 Gritty Mix + Citrus Plants + Foilage Pro - Questions
       • Posted by: redshirtcat 6a on Wed, Feb 16, 11 at 1:45
              • 77 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Dec 4, 13 at 16:58
Hi - I have some bare root plants on the way that I'd like to try in the gritty mix and I just want to be sure that I have things ready for when they arrive. I'm hoping al or someone more experienced than me can shed some light on the situation..
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 Tapla's 5-1-1 Container Mix in More Detail
       • Posted by: goodhumusman on Thu, Feb 26, 09 at 12:44
              • 55 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Jun 16, 13 at 10:33
I recently joined the forum and discovered Al's 5-1-1 Mix, but I had several questions that Al was kind enough to answer by email. I also found the answers to other questions in several different threads. I thought it would be useful to organize
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 Screening gritty mix
       • Posted by: asaund Cincy, oh on Wed, Feb 9, 11 at 9:22
              • 49 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Apr 11, 12 at 9:59
Hello gardeners! I am new to forum but have lurked for a while. Came across Al's water retention posts and am sick at how I have treated my plants over the years. So off I went to obtain reptile bark fir, manna pro poultry grit, perlite, and sphag
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 Pros and Cons of 511/ Gritty mix and peat based potting soil
       • Posted by: olympia_gardener 5 on Thu, Aug 9, 12 at 10:55
              • 80 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Mar 18, 14 at 17:02
I saw many discussion/confusion/misundertanding going on in the forum about Al's 511/gritty mix and store bought peat based potting mix. I may just open a can of worm post this thread, but I would like to know what are the Pros and Cons of using o
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 Al's Gritty Mix -- A Learning Experinece
       • Posted by: Jessicasgrowincitrus WA State Zone 8 on Thu, Mar 10, 11 at 10:28
              • 63 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Jan 29, 14 at 14:32
I came to this forum a few weeks ago in an attempt to find out why my less than a year-old Meyer Lemon was dropping some of its leaves. The older leaves were turning yellow and falling off. Having never owned any plant other than the house plants
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 What is this Al's gritty mix?
       • Posted by: pippi21 on Thu, Feb 18, 10 at 10:35
              • 43 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, May 2, 13 at 14:32
I read so much about this Al's gritty mix..exactly what is it? Follow-Up Postings: RE: What is this Al's gritty mix? Posted by: tapla z5b-6a MI ( My Page ) Return to the Container Gardening Forum | Post a Foll
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 Failure to thrive issues using Gritty Mix
       • Posted by: tillygrower 7b on Wed, Jul 4, 12 at 18:51
              • 39 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Sep 4, 13 at 1:00
In early spring, after reading much of the information that Al was kind enough to post here on Gritty Mix, I decided I needed to give it a try. I mixed up 1:1:1 rinsed Gran-I-Grit Grower size: screened orchid fur bark: screened Turface. I put diff
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 African Violets in Gritty Mix or 5:1:1
       • Posted by: lathyrus_odoratus on Wed, Aug 5, 09 at 0:47
              • 36 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Jan 3, 14 at 8:39
I mentioned this in one of the soil threads, but have more questions, so wanted to make it a dedicated thread. I am convinced that many of the problems that many growers have with AVs is because of the very wet peat based soil we all use to
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 New Gritty Mix User Questions
       • Posted by: mizbrendab 8 on Sat, Mar 3, 12 at 17:22
              • 30 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Aug 30, 13 at 23:26
Hello plant lovers, This is my first post. I spent the last week reading voraciously about soil and water and nutrients and roots. . . After years of watching my beloved plants wither in the winter and early spring, I feel I have a new unders
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 Taking on Gritty Mix
       • Posted by: Sugi_C 10a on Thu, Feb 28, 13 at 14:15
              • 35 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Jan 13, 14 at 18:50
These are the times when the less you read, the better off you probably are. But I can't unread what I've read, so for the last few days, I've felt compelled to attempt this gritty mix. I have mixed feelings about Al right now, haha. I love hi
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 Container Soils - Water Movement and Retention XVI
       • Posted by: tapla z5b-6a mid-MI on Tue, Dec 18, 12 at 21:34
              • 150 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Jun 10, 13 at 16:59
I first posted this thread back in March of '05. Fifteen times it has reached the maximum number of posts GW allows to a single thread, which is much more attention than I ever imagined it would garner. I have reposted it in no small part because
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 Hey NYC - let's work together to make Gritty Mix
       • Posted by: localtalent 6 (NY) on Tue, Jul 26, 11 at 17:26
              • 30 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Jun 17, 13 at 11:45
I live in Manhattan, and don't have a need (or the space) to keep giant tubs of potting mix. Given that the ingredients are difficult to get here, I'd be open to renting/borrowing a car and splitting the ingredients for the mix if anyone's i
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 Gritty mix water retention - sanity check
       • Posted by: alan.oz z10a on Fri, Jan 27, 12 at 11:49
              • 23 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Aug 3, 12 at 12:21
I started using gritty mix here in Australia over a month ago after being introduced to it by fellow GW member pkozul.We use diatomite instead of Turface, although it looks like we now have a local supplier of Turface MVP. So far I have over 30
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 This bonsai guy doesn't like Turface
       • Posted by: alan.oz 10 on Thu, Dec 5, 13 at 7:04
              • 110 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Mar 18, 14 at 22:23
Clearly not a big fan. Hydrophobic? Here is a link that might be useful: Turface problems Follow-Up Postings: Return to the Container Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up This bonsai guy doesn't like Turface Pos
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 Container Soils - Water Movement and Retention XVIII
       • Posted by: tapla z5b-6a mid-MI on Thu, Jan 23, 14 at 16:16
              • 136 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Apr 21, 14 at 14:37
Container Soils - Water Movement and Retention XVIII I first posted this thread back in March of '05. So far, it has reached the maximum number of posts GW allows to a single thread seventeen times, which is much more attention than I eve
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 gritty mix particle size question
       • Posted by: gtw7983 Southern CA on Thu, Feb 17, 11 at 0:45
              • 22 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Jun 13, 13 at 19:00
Hi guys! help needed regarding particle size for the crushed granite. Some member in Southern Ca recommended using size 5 ( Return to the Container Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up gritty mix particle size question Posted
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 More Questions re. Al's Mixes (substitutions & fertilization)
There are SO many threads about the mixes, some with
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