Gardenia radicals- soil courseness for repot.

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Gardenia radicals- soil courseness for repot.

Post  I Cut too much on Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:29 pm

I searched all over the Internet the past two days and even this site has nothing for a percent mix for radicans. A couple of posts on here are headed in the right direction, but they then have a link that goes to a site that no longer exists. All of those posts are ancient anyways.

I'm getting ready to repot my gardenia out of this black ,Georgia sludge and into some free draining soil. Any recommendations for grit/peat/lava rock?

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Post  Russell Coker on Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:49 pm



I'd treat it like an azalea. By that I mean washing all of the old garden soil from the roots and potting it in whatever y'all would use for acid loving plants like azaleas. My mix is pine/fir bark, red lava and turface, basically 1/3 each. I would also add a layer of shredded sphagnum that's been soaked in water for several days to the surface of the soil.

They aren't picky so don't get hungup on percentages. Acidic, fast draining and plenty of fertilizer is all you need to worry about.

R

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Post  I Cut too much on Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:13 am

Right on man. Appreciate it.

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Post  Russell Coker on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:27 pm



No problem! We tend to over-think things. One thing though... I'd avoid adding peat to the soil mix.

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