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Al's Gritty Mix here in the Midwest??

PostPosted: Mar 15, 2013 10:44 pm
by Schattenfreude
Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone here in the Midwest has used Al's Gritty Mix in their containers? What have you planted in the medium? Have you amended his original 'recipe' to accommodate our heat and humidity? I've read numerous posts on the GardenWeb forums, but have no idea if anyone posting there lives in the Midwest.

Kevin in KC

Re: Al's Gritty Mix here in the Midwest??

PostPosted: Mar 24, 2013 12:55 pm
by Schattenfreude
As it turns out, I see that Al resides in Michigan, zone 5b-6a. Do you know this guy, Chris? His nickname on GardenWeb is "tapla". Given the fact that his potting mix is very porous with a high air content, I have to wonder how hostas would fare in such a mix. I'm very tempted to give it a try with some of my potted hostas this year. The only downside, for me at least, is the constant need to fertilize when watering.

No signs of spring here, yet. Another round of snow last night with 6-8" of the heavy stuff.

Kevin in KC