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Chrisl

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Re: Bonsai soil mix
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2012, 09:55 AM »
Adair, I too will be adding charcoal.  Bought a big bag of orchid charcoal and sifted it out.  Nastiest of all to sieve with the black dust lol
 

Kajukid

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Re: Bonsai soil mix
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2012, 10:58 AM »
Chris,

The akadama is not easy to crush, I have to really squeeze, and grind it.  But it can be done.

Some brands of akadama are harder than others.  I used what was available at my local bonsai shop.

I'm happy my photos were of help.

Oh!  I should add that I was able to get some charcoal over the weekend, and I'll add a handful or two of that to both mixes.

Just crush the charcoal and put 1/2 cup for ever 5 gallon mix. That's what Boon says to use
 

Adair M

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Re: Bonsai soil mix
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2012, 03:57 PM »
Thanks, Kid.  That's not very much charcoal.