Author Topic: Need better drainage for an EarthBox  (Read 535 times)

greatgardens

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Need better drainage for an EarthBox
« on: February 06, 2020, 07:52:35 am »
I have a problem with "water-logged" mix, and I'd like to find some mixes or recipes that give better drainage. Just adding more perlite doesn't seem to have much effect.  I seem to remember that there were some "specialty" blends posted here.  I've looked, but can't find them.  Can anyone point me to where they might be?  "hero member" Donald1800 may have been the poster, but I don't see an advanced search function on this forum. Thanks!

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Re: Need better drainage for an EarthBox
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2020, 03:12:47 pm »
Mixing your own can lead to problems. I always recommend using the commercial professional mixes like Promix or Fafard. These are engineered to have the correct physical properties for drainage and porosity.
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Re: Need better drainage for an EarthBox
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 03:43:05 pm »
There is also a "Recommended Growing Media" list on the website: https://earthbox.com/approved-for-earthbox

You may find something on this list that is available in your local area.