- Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:43 pm
A few questions here. What is your hardiness zone or what type of climate zone are you in? Sounds like rainy winters, but more info could help. Is it very very rainy and cold? Typically that's not great for CPs that need dormancy. If you have bog plants that need a chilly dormancy, it is likely that they will need a lot less water in their soil moisture than during growing season. This specific mix is a fairly standard mix, but definitely will hold more water than a 50/50 mix of peat:perlite(or sand). I'm currently using a mix of ~60% peat/30% sand/ 10% perlite for a mini bog with drainage holes. I live in a warm temperate climate with hot humid summers and chilly winters. I might try for more peat and less perlite next time I repot based off of my climate.
Also, what kind of container(s) (it sounds like you have a container you are able to move) are you growing or planning to grow plants in with this soil mix? Does it have drainage holes or can you add drainage holes to it? Drainage holes will obviously help some if you are worried about poor soil drainage.
If your patio area provides adequate light and temperature needs for your specific plants over the winter, shelters them from heavy winter rain, and you have the space for them on the patio, then you can more easily control the moisture level of the soil. If the patio checks all those boxes, then that might be a good move.