NEW IMPROVED MIX FOR 2017
Recently reformulated, we have reduced the quantity of fine material in this mix but managed to retain most of the moisture retention capacity. This improves the AFP (Air filled porosity) which encourages stronger root development. Consistently under 1% dust and fines by volume and a 20% weight saving. The new mix has significantly improved structural integrity giving it a much longer pot life and allowing much more of the soil to be recovered from old re-potting waste in order to be re-used.
This mix contains a percentage of larger bark particles. When using in smaller pots you may choose to remove these by seiving. The large particles make a great drainage layer. For larger pots use exactly as supplied. Once watered well the mix will bed in nicely and provide a superb substrate for the development of conifer roots.
Kaizen Bonsai No3 Soil Mix - Optimum drainage mix.
A blend of carefully graded high performance coarse aggregates and hand graded pine bark offering unparalleled performance. Coniferous bonsai have special needs when it comes to their growing medium. Our No3 mix offers a very high moisture holding potential but, at the same time, allows free air circulation vital to the health of conifer roots. Neutral PH and a very high cation exchange capacity (nutrient retention). Keeps it's integrity for 7-10 years in the pot without compacting or breaking down! Absolutely the very best quality growing medium available today. Use straight from the bag, no sieving and NO waste. Suitable for all conifers including pines, yew, needle junipers and Mediterranean species like olives, in fact any tree that needs a free draining soil mix. Guaranteed to be a revelation!
pH 6.5 Approximately. Weight approximately 500g per litre.
Soil colour may vary from the picture depending upon the moisture content at the time of production. All of our soil mixes incorporate some fines, this should NOT be sieved out, doing so will impair the performance of the product. During shipping some settlement and separation will occur. Before use please ensure the soil is consistently mixed throughout.
SOIL PRODUCTS ARE SOLD BY VOLUME. This is to ensure you get what you pay for, this soil product cannot be sold by weight as the moisture level can vary significantly from time to time.
Soil products cannot be delivered outside the E.U.
Available in the following convenient size packs.
7 Litre perfect for re-potting one or two smaller bonsai.
14 Litre ideal size for re-potting larger bonsai.
Previously available as a 45 litre sack, this has now increased in volume offering better value.
50 Litre bulk sack for enthusiasts with a lot of bonsai to maintain.