Growing medium

J.E. Shields
Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:30:28 PDT
In addition, over time vermiculite collapses into a denser, almost greasy 
medium.  I have used it in the past for bulb chips and starting seeds like 
clivia, but no longer use it.

Jim Shields

At 10:10 PM 7/12/2012 +0100, Peter wrote:
>Vermiculite makes a very moisture retentive mix, I find that perlite does
>the same job but there is more air in a perlite mix than in a vermiculite
>one, I use these for stratification, forced germination and rooting of
>moisture loving plants. I get more fungal problems with vermiculite.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
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Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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