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Offline Jeanette

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Baby Kokerbome
« on: September 25, 2012, 10:10:15 AM »
Help please. In April this year I purchased 10 baby kokerbome from a grower in Augrabies near Upington. They are in one 25cm pot. They now need to be transplanted but I have no idea what potting mixture to use. I do not think I can purchase Upington red sand from any nursary in Gauteng!, so please supply me with an alternative

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Re: Baby Kokerbome
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 11:09:30 AM »
They are aloes, so any sandy soil will do. Maybe a succulent mix?
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Re: Baby Kokerbome
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 11:10:21 AM »
Morning Jeanette,

You can use a mix of red soil available in your garden, Earth2Earth (or Culterra) compost and Earth2Earth (or Culterra) potting soil.  Mix equal amounts.  Make sure that you water with a weak solution of fungicide every time you water for the next year till the seedlings are strong, otherwise you will get unnecessary root rot. 

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Re: Baby Kokerbome
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 11:10:21 AM »
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Re: Baby Kokerbome
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 12:29:11 PM »
Thanks for the advice. I will definitely try that