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Apr 3, 2016 5:48 AM CST
|Chicken grit is excellent for drainage! Grower's size (yes, what they feed chickens ) is perfect for containers. You can get bags of chicken grit at your local farm store, but I'm not sure about buying in bulk.
I avoid peat-based potting mixes for my semps. Granted, my winters are much warmer, but I have some that have lived in a coir hanging basket for years in a pine bark/perlite mix.
In the ground, they do really well for me when pine bark is mixed with clay soil.
The problem I have with semps in-ground is that zoysia grass that surrounds the bed invades the area and swallows up the semps. It's a constant struggle to keep the zoysia grass away.
Apr 3, 2016 6:56 AM CST
|Great information ssgardener. Sorry about the zoysia grass, I understand that can be a real problem.|
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