imafan26 wrote:That makes sense. Then it that case I would also go very light on any compost too since it also holds a lot of water.
Yes, I've decided to not use any mushroom compost, as I've come to that same conclusion. I'll be using Fine crushed pine bark, coconut coir, and pumice for my mix (no mushroom compost). I bought a cheap blender today at Walmart, and it's the perfect tool for chopping up the pine bark nuggets. I couldn't be happier with the final result of the pine bark. The blender seems to create the perfect consistency out of the nuggets to make soil out of, and you can make whatever size particles you want (large or fine). So, long story short. If you can't find the finer bark soil conditioner, one word: blender. You'll be happy with the result.