BARK, PINE: Potting Medium

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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A good common denominator bark for most pot- ting in spite of adverse publicity; does not contain turpentine or some other noxious ingredients. A87-1039

It has been used, but is not as popular as fir bark or other media; it can be prepared at home by crushing and screening for desired sizes. A60-924

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