Water retained by various soil ingredients

Randall P. Linke randysgarden@gmail.com
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:32:31 PDT
On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 6:47 PM, Eugene Zielinski <eez55@earthlink.net>wrote:

> Diana brings up a good point.  I've found that the horticultural grade
> perlite avaliable in small packages in "big box" stores, etc. contains a
> large amount of fine material.

I buy six cu ft bags of what is listed as #2 perlite from a horticultural
supplier, but it contains a large quantity of fines. It is useful as is for
plants that like a high moisture content, but needs to be screened for
bulbs for which I want a more open medium.

Randy - Monterey Bay Region, California

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