Author Topic: Recommended Growing Mix  (Read 116 times)

quimby

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Recommended Growing Mix
« on: August 20, 2021, 02:17:25 pm »
I was recently gifted a EB and when I was learning about the system, the list of recommended growing media was very long. I just checked again because I was gonna head to a local nursery to see if they had any on the list. Now I only see 3 listed on the website.

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This will be the first time I'm growing anything so I don't feel comfortable making my own mix and wanted to have this part as idiot proof as possible. Does this mean that EB re-evaluated their list and came to a conclusion that these 3 options work the best and the others previously listed are no longer recommended? Is there something else behind it like sponsorship that made them reduce their list?

I know my local Loews has the Kellogg Patio Plus and the local nursery sells EB stone products. Would either of those options be ok to start with?

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Re: Recommended Growing Mix
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2021, 06:21:51 am »
You want to use a professional container mix. Some are Promix, MetroMix, Sunshine. Your local independent garden center is your best bet for getting a good container mix, these are engineered for the best physical characteristics,  this is something that you can't get mixing your own.
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