Growing medium

Hans Huizing
Tue, 10 Jul 2012 04:08:22 PDT
Hi David,

I use a mix of course sand (used by bricklayers), pumice (1-5 mm) 
stonechippings (1-5 mm) and cocopeat.
And my results are good.

2 parts course sand
2 parts pumice
2 parts stone chippings
1 part coco peat

For the more sensitive species I leave the coco peat out.
I never use peat or peat based soil.

At least make sure the soil is well drained.

For Cyrtanthus and similar species I use the floating method with very 
good results.

Kind regards,

Hans Huizing

Op 10-7-2012 10:15, David Retief schreef:
> Hi Guys,
> I'd like to ask everyone what they think is the best medium to germinate and grow cape bulb seedlings?  I know this probably differs a lot from person to person, and possibly from species to species, but I'm looking for a good mix to use for all my seeds that germinate outside in the cape winter weather (cold and rainy.)  I've been using a mixture of 1:1:1 peat:///perlite:sand/ with a thin layer of coarse grit (5mm) on top which has been pretty successful, but I am sure there is a wealth of experience and knowledge on this topic, which is why I posted this.
> Thanks all,
> David.
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