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Post  Mastiff07 on 3/31/2012, 9:53 pm

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Post  camprn on 3/31/2012, 10:11 pm

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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 3/31/2012, 10:17 pm

It's good for use as a potting soil
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Post  Mastiff07 on 3/31/2012, 10:47 pm

Peat moss, peat humus, perlite, soy based fertilizer, limestone, mycorrhizae
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Post  walshevak on 4/1/2012, 8:40 am

if it's half peat and half perlite, then mixing it with a 5 blend compost would be a pretty close MM with a few additives. Since perlite is an acceptable substitute for vermiculite, it might work. But I'm betting it is more like 2/3 peat and peat humus and a lesser amount of perlite which would make your mix peat heavy needing additional perlite/vermiculite and of course compost. The problem would be getting the proper balance.

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Post  camprn on 4/1/2012, 8:48 am

@walshevak wrote:if it's half peat and half perlite, then mixing it with a 5 blend compost would be a pretty close MM with a few additives. Since perlite is an acceptable substitute for vermiculite, it might work. But I'm betting it is more like 2/3 peat and peat humus and a lesser amount of perlite which would make your mix peat heavy needing additional perlite/vermiculite and of course compost. The problem would be getting the proper balance.

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+1. When I could not find the vermicuclite in my town, I went with a pro-mix type product then added extra compost. Not ideal but do-able. Read the package and do some math, try to get as close to the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 recipe of Mel's mix that you can. I strongly recommend getting the 5 types of compost. If you do, you will be loving life and your garden at harvest time.

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