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1 part peat moss
1 part composted bark
1 part compost
1 part sand
1 part perlite
If the mix clumps together and the compost you use is heavy, add more perlite to ensure good drainage. Use extra compost or bark when growing more mature plants, but don’t make it too rich for young plants—it could damage their delicate roots and stems.
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