The home-made soil I had the best luck with was roughly 1 part composted manure, 1 part perlite, 2 parts compost and 1 part peat moss with a small amount of bone and blood meal added in...it did very well, but probably could have used a tad more perlite as it compacted over the course of the season.
I'm going to be doing a bit of tinkering. I'm going to go with my original plan, and will monitor the feeding situation. I may need to up the feedings as necessary. (which I don't anticipate at all in the early stages) The plants will certainly tell me what they need.
This mixture that you have mentioned, I'm going to give a try in another container. I really like the sound of it, as it sounds a lot like the dirt farming that I'm used to. (minus the perlite, of course) Plus, I have calculated some of my quantities, and I'm going to have leftover materials. This will help me use up things that I won't have to store. So a big thanks for throwing that out there.
Edited by solid7, 30 January 2014 - 09:11 AM.