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Hey all!

I had an almost 100% germination rate with boiling water and bunnings potting mix this year.

My question is - Why do i have such a poor germination rate with local sand/soil taken from an environment full of acacia species?

It doesn't make sense to me! 

Thanks again! :)  

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Not sure if I understand.... 

 

But native soil shouldn't be used In pots as it "behaves" In ways not conducive to containers. Classic example is too much clay so won't drain well, and poor porosity issues for soil /air

 

In a nutshell shouldn't put "dirt" in a pot and expect it to perform. The likely issue is it may not have drained well enough(?). Can amend it though... 

 

Decent growing media/potting mix is batched up to perform in containers and the constraints they have. 

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31 minutes ago, waterboy 2.0 said:

Not sure if I understand.... 

 

But native soil shouldn't be used In pots as it "behaves" In ways not conducive to containers. Classic example is too much clay so won't drain well, and poor porosity issues for soil /air

  

 In a nutshell shouldn't put "dirt" in a pot and expect it to perform. The likely issue is it may not have drained well enough(?). Can amend it though... 

  

 Decent growing media/potting mix is batched up to perform in containers and the constraints they have. 

Ah! I never thought about that, it would certainly be poor drainage.

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