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1) Al's 5-1-1 mix. 2) Bark sources

9 years ago

1. Am I remembering the recipe correctly for Al's 5-1-1 mix:

5 parts bark, 1 part perlite, and one part peat moss?

Is any of that screened or sorted by size or anything?

2. I'd to like try some bark in the gritty mix I already have (I'm talking 2 different growing media, both based on Al's recipes), but I don't have anywhere to screen messy ingredients anymore. I'm looking for bark sources that don't have a lot of messy dust. I've thought of orchid mix. Is it suitable? I've also read about reptile bark. Other ideas or sources?

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