substrate soil

  1. C

    Transitional soil?

    Hi all, I have a question that I cant seem to find an answer to online or in my books. I live in zone 6b and I am just getting into conifers. I currently have a small white pine and a cypress. Im not trying to bind them yet or anything. I just want them to be happy and healthy for a year or...
  2. A

    Bonsai compendium

    Dear people! Since I've yet to encounter complete information on all kinds of bonsai soils, I've decided to make a datasheet with as much information about soils as possible. It's a bit of a mess for now, but if you would like to contribute; please send me an email! For now, you can place...
  3. Ingvill

    Substrate mix; Same for all? Species specified?

    I've been doing a lot of reading up on substrate mixes and there's one aspect of it that I'm left wondering about. It may be a really dumb question, but as a newbie I hope to get away with it :-P When you guys have decided on a substrate mix you wanna use in general, do you then; - Use it for...
  4. Josiana

    Creating a Non-Standard Mix

    I am apparently several hours from a shop that sells akadama, pumice, or lava rock. And the majority of the local shops only sell potting soil, lekaculor (clay pebbles), and orchid mix. So this is the mix I have created - 1/2 potting soil/small lecakulor mix - 1/4 perlite - 1/4 orchid mix...
  5. whomever

    subdtrate

    Hi All I am trying to understand the ratios for substrate, In general it is 60 ,20 60 is course media ie akadama 20 is grow media is: pine bark 20 is course media is; lava rock So that means 80 would be the same type of media, so why two different media of the same type? Am I...