Aloe Vera, Cactus and trees? Home › Forums › No dig gardening › Preparing the ground › Aloe Vera, Cactus and trees? This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Unknown 1 month, 2 weeks ago. Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) Author Posts 9th April 2019 at 11:15 pm #52765 UnknownParticipant Hello, Wanting to plant aloe vera, dragon fruit/prickly pear. These are cactus type plants that like good drainage. Planting in no dig garden style, straight in humus/compost… this is designed for good water retention… would the cactus not work in this? Do you need to mix this with sand to get better drainage? Also… some plants like a 6 pH, slightly acidic… humus compost is about 7-7.5 pH… how does one lower that? Fruit trees, lemon/lime trees… do you just dig a hole for the roots and fill the entire hole with the humus/compost once the tree is in? Author Posts Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.