The best Neps I've gotten over time have all been potted with some mixture of Coconut Chips. And as they've grown and media degraded, it's time to replace it.
I've finally got my hands on some coconut chips.
I was thinking about 2 parts LFS, 1 part Perlite, 1 part Coconut Chips.
But after flipping through various forums and websites, it's either a really good thing, or a really bad thing.
But the one, definite thing is that I have to wash them really good with Epsom salts.
*coughs quietly as she breaks out her classic naivety* What are these Epsom saltS?
Like, I've heard of Epsom salt. But my question..s...are...is there a special kind of Epsom salt for this purpose? Are there various types of Epsom salts, since the most informative article I read said salts, as in plural, indicating a blend.
Also, I don't fully understand the problem that can occur afterward. After rinsing the chips after their soak in the salt water, they should be rinsed more? Because of something with the fertilizers, and I don't get that, but I don't fertilize my plants, so I guess I shouldn't have a problem?
I dunno. I just like things being blunt and in layman's terms. None of this "Sodium Ions + Potassium Ions = Calcium".
Thank you ^-^