Contributed by: Aallon 5 parts soil. Normal commercial potting soil should
and easy soil mix would require:
5 parts perlite. This enhances aeration of the
soil-mix, helps prevent over-watering by increasing
drainage and reduces soil compaction. Perlite can be
replaced with coarse vermiculite or crushed expanded
clay balls (mica, leca, geolite).
2 parts composted organic matter. This can be normal
household compost. If you can find composted worm
castings, seaweed or composted manures (chicken, horse)
they can also be used for extra kick. Non-composted
manures make the soil-mix too 'hot' for the plants and
should be avoided.