substrate

  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. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. whomever

    substrate for all

    If substrate has suppieor draning to potting soil, than why not use substrate in flour beds and raised gardens instead of potting soil?
  5. Culper Woodhull

    Terrarium for Ficus Bonsai?

    I have an empty 55 gallon aquarium sitting in the garage and I've just discovered terrariums while surfing the web. They seem really cool and since I like bonsai, I was wondering if I could plant 2 ficus bonsai opposite each other in the aquarium? I have a plan to make a "miniature pond" in the...
  6. markyscott

    Introductory Soil Physics 1.2

    Here is the second resource developed from the thread "Introductory Soil Physics". It is a document explaining how the important physical properties in soil and substrates combine to control the amount of air and water in the pore space of soils. It discusses what a drainage layer does and how...