pumice and styrofoam, etc.

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Mon, 07 Feb 2005 20:55:44 PST
I haven't seen styrofoam peanuts in a long time, but we buy computers 
and other such electronics fairly often, and they come nested in 
carved holes in box-sized pieces of styrofoam.  I break off chunks of 
these to put in the bottom half or two-thirds of large pots. They 
probably give the effect of big rocks, maybe tumbled off a retreating 
glacier. I've had a collection of auriculas growing beside my front 
door in just such a pot for almost ten years.   I haven't tried 
bulbs, but I imagine they could fit themselves in the crevices.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

More information about the pbs mailing list