Ina Crossley klazina1@gmail.com
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 00:27:13 PDT
As these are bulbs I am growing, they need more food than cacti do. And 
it is not rot, but disease which is the problem.  Like you we have cold, 
wet winters, but not freezing, Shmuel.

So I look for drainage and with feeding.

Tomorrow I will go past the place which sells all these things and 
investigate further.  According to their website the 7 mm pumice is 
supposed to be from 4-7mm.  I don't see that fitting in with the sand 
and small stuff there is in this pumice.

On 2/07/2013 7:12 p.m., Shmuel Silinsky wrote:
> I use fine as well as small pumice (I think that's what you would call it -
> here it is called tuff) mixed with sand and a bit of sandy soil(sold in
> bags here) in my inorganic cactus mix as well as for Atacama bulbs and
> other that rot easily. (We have cold wet winters, but not freezing.) I also
> use the fine with sand for germinating seed of drainage loving plants with
> good success.
> \
> Shmuel
> Jerusalem Israel
> Zone 9

Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand zone 10a

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