Hi @Otto Bjornson yes I’ve seen your videos they are very helpful. I used them last year to help me up pot most of my trees and all has been well. The mix this year was similar to last year but I forgot to write down exactly what I did and to be honest I am finding that I forget a lot since recovering from covid. This mix has equal parts peat moss, fur compost bark mulch and less than equal sand. I threw a handful of store bought ready made mix and a handful of pumice for good luck. (Last year I threw a handful of perilite as well, I have small hands really none of that should make a big deal). Water does drain through the holes when they were watered but it seems to remain very moist especially the one in the shade. The liquid transplant fertilizer is the most common in garden stores right now I’ll look it up. If I did spike them should I add anything like sand or perilite to absorb some of the moisture?