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dre

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boon's mix
« on: December 02, 2012, 07:21 AM »
i'm looking for some advice on soil mixes does any one use boon's mix as i hear thats a good mix and am thinking about switching to that mix coming this spring 
 

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Re: boon's mix
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 10:33 AM »
there's got to be at least a hundred posts on this topic already, have you tried doing a search?

- bob
 

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Re: boon's mix
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 05:11 PM »
As Bob pointed out, there are countless threads that discuss soil, and as there are several students/graduates of Boon (SoBs) that frequent this site, there's a lot of evidence that it works.

You do have to keep up with the watering, but at least you don't run much risk of overwatering.
 

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Re: boon's mix
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 05:56 PM »
Have been mixing my own Boon mix since 2004.  With baby, work, and life I finally decided to save some time and have recently received a pallet of Clay King.
 

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Re: boon's mix
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 06:03 PM »
Have been mixing my own Boon mix since 2004.  With baby, work, and life I finally decided to save some time and have recently received a pallet of Clay King.

Nice! How many bags are on a pallet?  What would an approx cost run for a pallet?
 

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Re: boon's mix
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 06:12 PM »
Actually, I split a pallet.  I think it was 75 bags of medium for me, 10 bags of small for someone else.  I ordered from Cass which is reasonably close for shipping.  I've been told that WeeTree would be another reliable source, which would be reasonably close for you, I think, depending on how you define reasonable.
 

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Re: boon's mix
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 08:20 PM »
Many Japanese use Akadama and Pumice based potting mixes, they also use lots of other combinations, depending on where they live and what they are growing. Some plant in 100% akadama, various kinds of river "sands", Kiriyu for one, which are more like a finer pea gravel. The key attributes are associated with water retention, oxygenation and inorganic.

If you know exactly what the water requirements for your trees are, and based on how you water, for example hand watering vs automated water, frequency of watering and developmental state of the trees. See Peter Tea's piece on soil and repotting on his blog..
 

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Re: boon's mix
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 03:09 PM »
Clay King is the best mix.  It has the same ingredient as my mix but different ratio. It contain mostly high grade akadama small amount of pumice, river sand(not fine sand) and black lava.

It you want it dryer (gor dessert or high mountain  trees you can add 25-30% pumice. And use Medium size for larger trees
 

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Re: boon's mix
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2012, 04:56 PM »
Matsu, could you share a general idea of cost for the Clay king?  Cass does not show any pricing on the website.
Thanks.
 

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Re: boon's mix
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012, 06:00 PM »
You'll have to call. Prices have gone up since last we spoke. Ask for Milt.