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Jun 25, 2011 2:48 PM CST
|OK. This was probably discussed but I have missed it-|
What is the potting mix so I can make it?
I use a local nursery potting mix, which has grit added, but no moisture gel/crystal/ whatever. I would never use the mircale gro moisture cntrol with these- they'd rot. I use a 4 in square pot all reused from last year or before, but washed & then rinsed with water with bleach.
I usually add vermiculite. What else?
Jun 25, 2011 6:56 PM CST
|Sounds like your on the right track oldrose with the mix you have. Sounds like it drains fast. And you are right, sure don't want anything with the moisture gel/crystals. |
Everyone has their own favorite mix for semsp. The important thing is that it won't compact and become hard and that it drains well.
Can't wait to see photos of your semps all planted up when you get them.
Jun 25, 2011 11:17 PM CST
|Oh no! Someone has expectations of me. I can screw anything up - any time any where! Now I AM worried!|
Jun 25, 2011 11:31 PM CST
|Ahhh, come on oldrose. We know you can do it.|
Jul 11, 2011 11:52 AM CST
|Hi, new here and from what I'm reading, I'm less than new with "Hen & Chicks" (this is the only name I've ever heard any of these beauties called.) I love everyone I've seen and would absolutely love having a special garden full. I know squat about them but have them planted in several locations in my flowers. Please tell me the best place to purchase, best soil, and location for planting. I am totally hooked on something I know nothing about.|
Jul 11, 2011 8:22 PM CST
|Here you go dahtzu. Hope this helps, many of us have used these nurseries. They are reputable and have a wonderful variety of plants. |
Welcome to a growing community of Sempaholics. We seek no treatment for the condition.
The thread "Nursery: Youngs Garden Center" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum
The thread "Nursery: Squaw Mountain" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum
The thread "Nursery: Perennial Obsession" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum
The thread "Nursery: Mountaincrest Gardens" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum
The thread "Nursery: Edelweiss Perennials" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum
Jul 13, 2011 10:30 AM CST
|Great big thank you Lynn.|
Jul 13, 2011 10:49 AM CST
|Wow! can't get enough. lol I think these Semps are like oxygen, once you have it, can't do without it.|
Wish I had more patience and shopped before ordering, could have saved .75 each on most of my ordered plugs.
Oh well, live & learn. Now back to another link. Looking for the right soil. Thank you Lynn
Jul 13, 2011 8:45 PM CST
|You make me smile Faye, I love your enthusiasm. Just want to let you know many collectors do plant trades. It is a way of getting plants for the cost of postage. Great way to increase your collection. : )|
Jul 14, 2011 2:15 PM CST
|I'm hooked and will be looking for plant trades.|
Thank you Lynn for all your help.
Jul 14, 2011 9:33 PM CST
|If you don't have semps to trade, many are willing to trade for other garden plants you may have.|
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