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Peat drains out of 5:1:1

7 years ago

Hi all,

Today I repotted my lemon tree into a batch of 5:1:1 which I made after reading about it on this forum. I used 5 parts reptibark, 1 part peat, and 1 part perlite, I added garden lime and some CRF. I left the mix dry for the day and moistened the mix well overnight. This morning, I repotted the tree into it, but when I watered it, the drainage was brown, and I think that it was the peat draining out. Does this mean that the mix is wrong in some way or is it normal for the first watering?

Heres a pic of the leftover mix:

Thanks for any help,

Lewis (UK 8b)

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