Post by poncirusguy on Jan 10, 2021 11:10:44 GMT -5
Sylvain I stand corrected. My first citrus trees 9 years ago I used pure compost 50/50 with garden soil from my back yard. I knew a lot about soil and it's water flow patterns and knew how to water. Most new people will kill their citrus trees if they use a packaged mix.
For a short while anything will do just so long as it keeps the roots damp but not soked.
I normally dead and rotting leafs from a forest floor to mix with my Potting compost so it drains well.. But I've only been doing that for about 6 months so I can't confirm how well the roots go into it.. But I've had no problems with waterlogging since I started doing it and before that with pure store bought soil I'd have serious waterlogging problems..
Although I have realised that my waterlogging problems were caused by putting plants into big pots with pure Potting compost and the soil without roots in it just held water and didn't drain at all.
Post by poncirusguy on Jan 11, 2021 10:48:54 GMT -5
Thanks Sylvan I was aware of it. I Worded things poorly in my statement and it kind of sounded dire. I had to stop using the yard soil and potting soil because I couldn't move or aerate the trees in Their 30 gallon containers. I use a 5-1-1mix now so I can move these 30 gallon behemoths and I don't have to aerate them. I used the sand mix for kumquat seedlings and I called it my "Fortunella Formula" It to would be way to heavy for the 10 gallon containers my 4 seedling Meiwa kumquat trees are now in. They are now 4 years old and are all mature and flower profusely.
Lazz, what should I get instead of Seramis since I am in the USA and Seramis is sold in Europe? Still a 50:50 ratio? I was going to get pine bark mini nuggets at Lowe’s today to make 511, but looks too big of pieces. The pine mulch looked smaller but still too big.