which potting mixture

Ina klazina@orcon.net.nz
Thu, 31 May 2012 03:33:58 PDT
Thank you all those who mentioned what they used themselves.  I was also 
asked why one was better than the other.  As the Tui potting mix has 
chicken fertiliser in it, and Dalton's has osmocote, my guess is that 
the chicken fertiliser gives a big boost but not for long, while 
Dalton's would be slow release fertiliser, so it all depends on what one 
wants it for.

With my seedlings of Zephyranthes and Habranthus and a few others, it is 
important to me they grow quickly.  So Tui is best for me, but Dalton's 
would suit better for a permanent container grown bulb.

For me store bought soil is preferable.  Although I do add sand sometimes.

Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand  Zone 10

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