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Old 01-07-2010, 08:45 PM   #162 (permalink)
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Default Re: How-To: Mineralized Soil Substrate, by Aaron Talbot

Hey darryn:

When I made my substrate, I just went to the Home Depot and went through their soil section one brand at a time. I either looked for a torn bag or tore one a little myself and dug in. If it looks like mulch, potting soil (has perlite/fillers or fert spheres), compost or if a handful feels warm or wet, try something else.

Here's what I bought. It was dirt cheap (yuk yuk). I think $2-3/40lb. bag.

A handful before any screening

As used

Of course, not pre-treating it or anything I had a huge green water problem, but that eventually subsided. That's another reason I'm so keen to try the mineralized method on my rescape.


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