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Author Topic: Which soil for Myrtus communis?  (Read 824 times)

JPB

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Which soil for Myrtus communis?
« on: May 07, 2011, 08:47:12 AM »
I'm about to pot up M. communis plants. Which potting soil should I use? Or do they grow in any type of soil?

Thanks, Hans
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Re: Which soil for Myrtus communis?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 11:02:03 AM »
I don't think that Myrtle is terribly fussy about whether the soil is acid or alkaline, Hans.  Nice loam mix that holds some moisture and drains well is all that is needed I think.... plus somewhere sheltered to overwinter it.
That being said I don't grow it... but friends who do, had it in a neutral  soil, and took it into a conservatory overwinter.
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Re: Which soil for Myrtus communis?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 02:25:22 PM »
Thanks Maggi, that sounds pretty simple! I'll give it a try...
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