Coarse (or super coarse) vermiculite is usually the challenging Mel’s Mix™ ingredient to source. Worry not! We’ve got you covered. As of 21st of August 2023, here’s where you can find the right stuff:
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Where to Get Vermiculite & Peat Moss
Another important ingredient of Mel’s Mix™ that can be difficult to find is peat moss. As of 21st of August 2023, here’s the list of where you can find it online:
You can also ask your local nursery to order your coarse vermiculite and peat moss for you. It’s always a good idea to support your local gardening businesses.
Are you looking for alternatives to peat?
Sadly, peat is a slow growing, natural resource that hasn’t always been well managed, and in many places has been seriously depleted, leaving negative effects on the environment. Many gardeners are looking for a peat alternative.
Mel’s Mix is a carefully chosen, balanced growing medium consisting of 1/3 peat, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 blended compost. It is ph neutral, nutrient rich, friable, and well draining without drying out. All three ingredients play their part in creating this winning combination.
Creating Mel's Mix & Compost
Here are some handy charts explaining how much Mel’s Mix you need for common SFG box sizes and explaining how many 5
gallon buckets each of peat moss, compost, and coarse vermiculite you need to make specific volumes of Mel’s Mix.
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