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Homemade Potting Mixes for Container Planting in the Pacific Islands

Locally available soil, sand, paper, and vegetative material were made up into potting mixes and compared with standard mixes of peat moss and vermiculite for suitability in growing Eucalyptus saligna Sm. and Casuarina equisetifolia L. ex J.R. & G. Forst. Mixtures of one part each of grass clippings, soil, and calcareous sand produced good plantable stock of both species. Mixtures containing waste paper, Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit leaves, and sand and soil without organic material were generally found to be failures for growing Eucalyptus, but Casuarina grew better in some of these media than in the commonly used peat moss/vermiculite.


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Author(s): Roger G. Skolmen, Donovan S. Goo

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volume 37, Number 4 (1986)

Volume: 37

Number: 4

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