- Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:23 pm
In many ways, LFSM is a superior growing media. However, it is also more expensive. If you only have a few plants, you probably won't see much difference. But, when you get up to 30 or 40 pots, and the plants are still growing and dividing, they'll need bigger pots and more LFSM. New Zealand LFSM is the cream of the crop, Chilean is a good second choice.
Peat is much cheaper, but can compact easier, necessitating perlite, which is also inexpensive.
Personally, I'm at a stage where I'm starting to mix peat, LFSM, and perlite, but I'll likely be at the peat/perlite, and maybe sand, point next year or the year after unless I can score some great 3A or good 4A/5A Chilean stuff.
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that I make bad decisions.