Watering is simply adding water to the … I’ve also read about the 5-1-1 mix and was curious how well it fares. As you can see, there have been many, many iterations of this post, each spawning discussions with comments numbering into the hundreds and even thousands. A common replacement for Turface is, believe it or not, NAPA floor dry #8822. Yep, I've ensured my floor dry is calcined. Press J to jump to the feed. The 5:1:1 mix does break down over time as the perlite degrades, so it's suggested to re-pot every year or two, while the gritty mix should hold up much, much longer. I had to do this insanity indoors since my balcony is full of succulents. over on the GardenWeb forum, who came up with it and did a lengthy post explaining it’s merits for citrus, cacti, succulents, etc. After all that work, all that was left to do was mix everything together. If it saves you some time searching dozens of posts spread across the last decade, it was worth my time! But, the worst thing is just not knowing when to water. I found a great supply of pine bark fines sold as soil conditioner, and it specifies "aged" pine bark fines, which I'm assuming means partially composted. I like the way it looks instead of the usual soil+perlite mix I use. These mixes are based on high oxygen and fast drainage principles to the root zone. Many people have purchased the brands at Auto Zone or Advance Auto Parts and couldn't use it because it wasn't diatomaceous earth, rather calcined montmorillonite clay, which will soften as it absorbs moisture and is then easily crushed. It was the most time consuming and wasteful part of this process. Ordered the largest size and figured I will combine all of them and have this wonderful combination of three … It wasn’t so hard to locate the components. Also, be careful with the Napa Floor Dry. Because these mixes don't retain perched water, you can always over-water (reasonably) without worrying about it being too much watering. None of my drip trays are sufficient for watering these mixtures aside from the one that came with the 14-inch pot, but it's a self-watering pot, so the tray is made to hold a substantial amount of water. I'd love to know your thoughts about the mixes after you've used them for a while, and hope you'll post back at a later date! It’s been about three weeks since I’ve repotted them in gritty mix. Things like the granite and Turface just basically needed screened for dust, so you can use a bug screen, kitchen colander, or the smallest sieve you have. Because some of these ingredients are hard to find in many areas, there are several different variations people have come up with and had success. I believe Al (of gritty mix fame) uses Dyna-Gro Foliage Pro (9-3-6) exclusively, but I've been happy with Grow and haven't tried FP. Bare-rooting then can be a huge pain due to how thin the root system is. Information on how to make it and why it works so well can be found on the from the Garden Web Forum (Houze). Ready to use Gritty Mix for the vast majority of succulents. You want partially composted bark for the 5-1-1. With the amount of aeration they provide as well, root rot should be nearly impossible. After months of my Dracaena Fragrans doing seemingly so well, it would quickly begin showing signs of over-watering. The ReptiBark certainly works, but it's so expensive! I even got terracotta pots for the occasion. I’ll stick with my perlite+soil mix. Al's gritty mix, IME works great for some plants and is absolutely terrible for others. The benefit to these soil-less mediums is the drainage, it's very hard to over-water these mixtures. A community focused on the discussion, care, and well-being of houseplants! My Graptoveria Paraguayense, Vera Higgins, and Sedum Burrito are shriveling from lack of water. Lastly, my plan going forward is to wait until I start seeing more tangible results, good or bad, before adjusting my tendencies yet. Bonsai Jack's Gritty Mix has altered the recipe a little bit but still has 100% real science behind it to improve on the original concept. Gradually, I won over a few people to the 5:1:1 mix, but it wasn't until a couple of years later. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the houseplants community. In the future, I'll just have the NAPA store order it and I can wait. On gardeb Web, a lot of people use Al's gritty mix that is made of one part of pine bark or repti bark, one part of turface and one part of crushed granite 1/8" to 3/16" .It works really great for … Al. I know for me, it will take some time to re-learn my watering habits with this new soil, but you should definitely expect to water much more often. This is definitely my go-to mix now. That might also save me some water, because I collect rainwater for my plants, so right now I'm wasting a lot of that plus fertilizer. I couldn't find Turface at all. However, I just can't deal with the water run-through issue you mentioned. As for the watering behavior, the thing with these mixes is you definitely have to adjust your watering habits and expectations. I just took the cuttings in the 5:1:1 and rinsed them to re-pot in gritty mix, and there looks to be no discernible root development since I planted them in 5:1:1, any more tooth growth is minimal. I found it locally at a golf cart dealership … It's enough to make you question whether you're fit for the responsibility of owning houseplants. You can test your floor dry alternatives by filling a small cup with the product, soaking it, then freezing it overnight. I resorted to purchasing Turface on Amazon, which is prohibitively expensive in my opinion, but I had already made it this far. I almost used 5:1:1 for my Dracaena because it's in a huge 14-inch pot, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it wasn't all that much heavier than it was with the pre-bagged potting soil after a good watering. Gritty Mix What It Is And Why You Might Want To Try It - Duration: 17:33. My Echeveria Blue Glauca’s leaves are going flacid and even drying off on me because it’s not getting enough water. If your plants are doing well why do you feel the need to change the medium? And, even after a slow and thorough drenching over the sink, I still don't feel confident that enough water has absorbed. 2 years ago. In my area, I haven't found a reliable source for just three ingredients: A product widely substituted for pine bark fines is Repti Bark, which I was able to find at Petco. I got two 12-gallon totes from Home Depot, dumped the ingredients for each respective mixture into their totes, and stirred for a good, long while. The turface was especially wasteful as half the bag had bits that were too small. In a couple weeks, I'll be moving some various cuttings from water jars to the gritty mix as well. On the other hand, I had an Oxalis stem I planted in gritty mix. I ended up falling back to simply amending commercial potting mix with extra bark and Pearlite, at about 2:1:1 ratio, and I'm much happier with it. Well I’m glad I was able to help at least somebody! I thought the same thing, I even posted on Houzz about my concerns that it wasn't holding enough water. Consisting of 12 groundbreaking construction kits, each selection includes a gritty full mix… After the tedious bark screening, and rinsing of the Napa 8822 and grit, I finally had my gritty mix. There is so much hype in Al’s Gritty Mix that it convinced me to try it out. I potted some Pothos cuttings in gritty and 5:1:1 just to try judging the performance of both mixes. More research led to finding out about gritty mix and therefore Bonsai Jack. It’s a 1-1-1 ratio of turface, bark fines, and crushed granite (chicken grit). Repti-Bark is recommended for the Gritty Mix but not for the 5-1-1. So at the very least, I know it's working for those. Allrecipes has more than 60 recipes for grits, cheese grits, and baked grits complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips. The gritty mix also promotes root growth, as the rough components encourage roots to split off and fill more of the volume of the pot. The three ingredients of Bonsai Jack's “111 Succulent & Cactus Soil Mix… Mesembs do not like gritty mix imo. It’s a 1-1-1 ratio of turface, bark fines, and crushed granite (chicken grit). Going to a public or private garden, is a great excuse to spend the day outside. A lot of … I might update the post or add a comment with some pictures of root growth as well. The cuttings in the gritty mix are producing new leaves, where the 5:1:1 cuttings have been static for about a month. None of my normal "tells" work (pot is always heavy, so can't do the "lift" check, can't do a finger check, and wooden skewers come out clean every time without soil to cling when damp). It’s nice enough that it doesn’t need a top dressing. Like so many of us, I have long struggled with the question of, "how much water is too much water?" Since finding the source on Houzz is a tall order, here's the latest post by Al (tapla) over there. The basic mix is equal parts of pine bark, Turface, and crushed granite. My Yucca has been vibrant, green, and hearty since the day I brought it home, only to suddenly start dropping leaves. But really, it's best to stick with products made from diatomaceous earth. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I am especially irritated that my poor Blue Glauca suffered in this experiment. I skipped the gypsum and lime in my soil mixtures because of this. As you've pointed out, it kind of always seems like it needs watered, even the day after watering. Thank you for passing along all the info in one post, definitely makes the starting point more manageable compared to what I originally looked at. I just found this, and you definitely didn't waste 30 minutes as it's here forever for people to read :) How are your plants doing now that months have gone by with your new mix? Visit Michael Larkin Garden Design's profile on Pinterest. after the 5:1:1 mix had gained such wide support that I could even START to suggest the gritty mix. The only thing I’ve noticed so far is one of my Oxalis propagations started drooping after about five days, so I’m either going to have to adjust my mixture ratios or my watering schedule. Some garden centers will sell a bagged "tree and shrub planting mix" and it is always worth the extra expense for premium planting soil. Here are some pictures of the roots.I was quite surprised as the cutting didn’t have any rhizome or bulb at all, and you can see all the new leaves which grew. Most of my others seriously exploded with new growth after using this mixture. Just about everybody should be able to find perlite and peat, though you can substitute a pre-bagged potting soil 1:1 for peat. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. I like to look for new ideas for my own garden design but often it is just a great way to relax and enjoy … I understand the properties that make it appealing to someone like Al, especially since he's primarily growing Bonsai, and doesn't want to lose plants he's nurtured for decades to root rot. The 5:1:1 mix does break down over time as the perlite degrades, so it's suggested to re-pot every year or two, while the gritty mix should hold up much, much longer. Here’s a comparison of my bear paws in a badly taken photo. I know that's not recommended outright for gritty mix, however after sifting there is still a significant amount of usable material, so I'm less concerned with the exact stage of compost and more happy with yield and price at this point. Like you (and everyone else it seems), I struggled to find the ingredients. Where before you had to monitor soil moisture and leaf appearances to avoid root rot, you really don't have to do that with these mixes. I might move a few back to regular potting soil just because they aren’t getting enough water, but those are some of my more tropical plants. The crested Fred Ives have a nice color to them from stress, but the leaves are flimsy like the Blue Glauca. Quote | Post #19016 (8) coconut Feb 9, 2010 … My Manjula Pothos put out an entire vine over the summer. A mix of these ingredients will yield a very good planting mix. He says the 5-1-1 lasts only 2-3 years and then loses structure, the gritty mix is for longer term. First thing's first: What are Al's soil mixtures? I also went down the Houzz "Gritty Mix" rabbit hole a few months ago. For what it's worth, none of the plants I've put in the gritty or 5:1:1 mixes have shown any negative reactions, but it doesn't seem like any of them are showing much progress yet, either. They're growing almost too quickly, half of them are getting too tall for my liking. I made the stupid mistake of not wearing my gloves when washing off the bunny ear cacti. The problem is that I've re-potted most of these plants into decorative containers without an inner/cache pot, so that might prove ineffective for those. It’s a 1-1-1 ratio of turface, bark fines, and crushed granite (chicken grit). Check the label and make sure it is "calcined diatomaceous earth," NOT "amorphous diatomaceous earth." Re-potting is also made much easier with these mixes, as there won't be any soil compacted into the roots and stubbornly clinging to your plants when it's time to re-pot. “Al’s Gritty Mix” originated from a post by a user (hi, Al!) I do have some succulents I re-potted into gritty mix, and they've taken off. I purchased this set of Bonsai sieves from Amazon. I didn’t want to spend a fortune on a bonsai sifter so I got a kitchen sieve/strainer to get the smaller bits out. As for the 5:1:1, I've basically stopped using it. So far my plants have been thriving. Now, you may think that this is a case of “potato, potahto,” but it isn’t. Close up of one of my crested Echeveria Fred Ives. If so, they would be a likely source of the bark like you see at the top of the pic below, which is perfect for the gritty mix recipe I just posted. Picking A Japanese Maple And Container Planting It - In this video I pick a Tamukeyama Japanese Maple and plant it into a container. The gritty mix also … Al's Gritty Mix 1 part Turface 1 part uncomposted pine (or fir) fines 1 part Gran-I-Grit Grower's size (or #2 cherrystone) Looking for Southern grits recipes? The cactus seem to be doing okay in the gritty mix, but it’s hard to tell if this sort of mix will cause them to hardly grow. Gritty Mix Special Imperial Potting Mix is made with: Turface MVP Small Granite Chips Precision Extra Small Orchiata Monterey Pine Bark Gritty Mix Special Imperial Potting Mix by rePotme is a blend of long lasting ingredients: montery pine bark, granite grit and turface. I also mixed up some 5:1:1, and liked that a bit better, I still didn't feel like it provides enough water retention. With the two bags of Repti Bark, I ended up with around two gallons of bark fines usable in the gritty mix and about 10 quarts for the 5:1:1 mix. Well, the single Oxalis stem I planted in gritty mix developed a thick, plentiful root system. Both are sold as Napa Floor Dry Part #8822. In my limited research on JMs, I've read that most folks … The people who developed this gritty mix live in places where containers need to be moved in and out of shelter as the season changes so weight is a factor. here's the latest post by Al (tapla) over there, Repti Bark, which I was able to find at Petco, poultry grit, which I found at Tractor Supply Co. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. There is so much hype in Al’s Gritty Mix that it convinced me to try it out. I called a few landscape and turf companies in my area, but they all stopped stocking it. Try it for … I don’t want to waste the gritty mix so I might mix it with a store bought cactus mix. I have hundreds, if not thousands, of super tiny spines in my hands that are too tiny to be pulled out. I know I probably wasted a half hour of my life, because who is on r/houseplants at 7PM on a Tuesday evening, right?? After sifting the bark, I soaked it overnight in a five-gallon bucket full of rainwater. I also ended up purchasing ReptiBark after searching high and low for an appropriate bark. Saving your post for future reference! This "gritty mix… I had to use some pebbles to keep it up right. Thanks for sharing! Other sellers substitute for granite or fine bark but I don't. So far, I have planted a variegated Monstera and Manjula Pothos in the 5:1:1 mix, and my Sansevieria and Dracaena Fragrans in the gritty mix. Be … I did just pot a few rooted Golden Pothos cuttings in the mixes, though. Missed this when it was posted, but, yep, found it when I searched "gritty mix"! The forums (if you can call them that) over at Houzz are a nightmare to navigate, nearly impossible to search, and really aren't structured or organized in any meaningful way. Y ou will need to assemble this fantastic mix… You cannot water indoor plants with urine - you can, however, fertilize with it. Landscape Design Garden Coach Garden Classes For more … I look forward to using these mixtures for all my houseplants, and now that the weather here in PA is warming up, I'm starting to gradually move my plants over to these mixtures. These were from the same nursery. Happy that he had withstood my care, I decided to repot him into a gritty-mix … It's important to note, these mixtures drain very, very well so you'll probably have to take your pots outside or to the sink/tub when watering! This was actually very helpful, I had read about these mixes in passing but when I couldn't source everything locally I gave up. My hands were a little irritated by it, but I’m fine now. It wasn’t so hard to locate the components. Hi there. I rinsed both these materials after screening, but I made sure to rinse the Turface with the same rainwater I water my plants with, as it retains the water. Al's Gritty Mix Equal parts by volume: (6cups)Pine or fir bark in 1/8 - 3/8" size (no fines) (6cups)Screened Turface MVP (6cups)Crushed granite (Gran-I-Grit, in grower size) or #2 cherrystone ; … Ashley Glassman / Herbal And Succulent Alchemy 17,435 views. Here are the fruits of my labor: Al suggests using Dyna-Gro Foliage Pro fertilizer when watering, since these soil-less mediums have no fertilizers mixed in. I don’t know if you’ve ever grown Oxalis, but when planted in soil, the roots are quite thin and almost “hair-like” in appearance and volume. They are comprised as follows: 1 part: uncomposted, screened pine or fir bark fines (1/8-1/4"), 1 part: crushed Gran-I-Grit (grower size) or #2 cherrystone, 1 Tbsp/gal: gypsum (eliminate if your fertilizer has Ca). So far, everything I pot in this gritty mix starts thriving within a week or two, it's almost unbelievable the difference this stuff makes, so the pine bark fines aren't of any concern for me. Now, there are probably thousands of people using the 5:1:1 mix, and the use of the gritty mix … My Potting Soil Mix For Succulents - Duration: 9:12. This is the real deal and the cheapest, highest quality of Al's own Gritty Mix Recipe made from 1:1:1 Fir Bark … Thaw it the next day and see whether it holds its shape/strength. Agree on checking the turface website for distributors. Al has developed two potting mixtures, the "gritty" mix, which is composed of small, gritty materials, and the 5:1:1 mix, which has more organic material (peat) and bark. I completely get where you're coming from regarding the watering behavior. The Repti Bark is basically ready to use out of the bag if all you're making is 5:1:1, however I was making gritty as well. But the ones in black plastic nursery pots I can experiment with. Now that I had all the necessary components, I had to start sifting. But hopefully anybody searching for a quick, informative read on a great soil-less medium can find this while searching later on. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Would love updates on how all the green guys are doing! While crushed granite seems like it should be fairly easy to come by, the size required for gritty mix can be hard to find. Almost as soon as you start watering, it will drain quickly from the bottom of the pot. Effortlessly weaving soulful trap loops with grime tinged 808 bass selections, each loop has been expertly mix & mastered. You have to make sure to wash all traces of old soil from the roots. That could be because the plants I potted in the mixes are slow-growing, I have a Manjula Pothos, Sansevieria, Variegated Monstera, Dracaena Fragrans, and Dracaena Marginata in them right now but those plants never did show noticeable growth. Unfortunately, my local NAPA store didn't have any. I enjoy visiting gardens. I used the largest of my sieves to separate my gritty mix bark fines from the 5:1:1 bark fines. I decided to use poultry grit, which I found at Tractor Supply Co. Let me tell you, I will never sift turface or crushed granite again. I used to buy soil conditioner for landscape plants that was basically chopped bark, but couldn't find anything like that. Al’s Gritty Mix is in my opinion the best soilless mix you can use. I … Lesson of this mishap: Gritty mix is not for everyone, it is not better than a mix with soil if you live in a climate like Hawaii, and it’s not worth the pain and effort. I’ll be repotting AGAIN soon to get these guys in a more water retentive mix. Michael Larkin Garden Design. From my readings, Al seems to suggest using the gritty mix for most houseplants, though I'll be using 5:1:1 for my more water-loving plants like my Peace Lily. A side note regarding the floor dry; not any floor dry will work. I purchased the larger bag because I intended to mix both mixtures, and it's been reported around different gardening forums that the larger bag of Repti Bark contains some slightly larger pieces of bark, so I wanted to basically split a bag between the gritty and 5:1:1 mixes. Als Gritty Mix – Potting Soil; My Pinterest. It wasn’t so hard to locate the components. I just purchased a bottle and mixed up a few jugs with my rainwater. I bought two 24 qt bags. Some things I observed is that I have to water pretty much everyday and even then, it’s not enough. So, after spending more time reading about soil, water retention, drainage, and aeration than I care to admit, I decided to attempt mixing my own batches of Al's two popular potting mixtures; gritty and 5:1:1. And, I hate it. Maybe for small collections gritty mix is feasible, but for people with mass amounts of them you might want to think about a more water-retentive mix or at least add more turface/organic fines to the traditional gritty mix… I'll probably continuously update this post, but definitely feel free to update this thread with your experiences in the coming weeks! I did substitute Napa 8822 for the Turface, and had to order poultry grit from Amazon. Most important this mix allows for the best drainage and root growth. What I'd like to try next is just getting a shallow tote/container I can fill with water and just set the pots in there to soak for an hour or two, then put them back instead of the usual method of watering them with a watering can and watching 99% of the water drain down the sink or tub. These are some of the guys I potted up. That's a fairly fast-growing plant, so once they adjust to the shock of being potted, I'm hoping to see some quick results. He does state to fertilize every day very weak or weekly. I was soaking the bark fines in water while doing this to save at least some time. I can water on a set schedule without worrying about root rot, and the root growth in this medium seems much healthier than anything I’ve ever seen in soil or MG. Today I will be describing what the Gritty Mix is, the components found in the Gritty Mix and I will lay forth a test I will be conducting on the Gritty Mix composition. What I've been doing is watering weekly on Saturday with water and Foliage Pro, regardless of whether the soil looks like it needs it or not. Pathogen free with extended pathogen control. Some of the plants in the gritty mix I even water on Wednesdays with plain old rain water. My variegated monstera produced four big leaves. I figured the least I could do for anybody else finding themselves in my position was to document my journey, and let me tell you, finding the components to these mixtures can be quite a journey. There is so much hype in Al’s Gritty Mix that it convinced me to try it out. I … Here is the finished gritty mix in all of it’s glory. Well, the source is the best place to start. It's actually performing better with floor dry and these bark fines than the mixture I made with Repti-Bark and Turface. MADE WITH EXPERTISE: Our ready-to-use trademarked potting blend contains Bonsai Block, Monto Clay and Pine Coir (pine fines) is a soil mix … Notice that the one in a mix with soil is a lot greener and plumper than the gritty mix? I will note, the gritty mix is heavy so be prepared for a workout, especially with larger pots. Now, if you read over Al's post on Houzz, he emphasizes that sticking to the recipes 100% aren't necessarily as important as understanding the behavior of these ingredients and the optimal performance of your potting medium. 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