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    Some additions would include; tannic acid, humic acid, sulfur, other minerals, etc. A base where beneficial microorganizms could grow.

    Taking a cue from Eric in Paris, http://pinguicula.org, I have been working on using media with more mineral ingredients and less organic. So, look for my report of these experiences to be posted in the near future.



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    I have a bald cypress tree in my yard. The leaves have a high tannic acid content. Would it be benificial to add them to my 50/50 peat/silica sand Ping mix?

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    Sure, I would give them a try, just start with an expendable plant and use just a few to start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I looked it up, and I think it is a fungi
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    I have something called "oak leaf mold" produced by the Mosser Lee Company. It appears to me to be nothing more than crushed oak leaves and seems to have a high concentration of tannic acids (i.e., the water that runs out of the drainage holes of the pots of my non-CPs is stained a brownish color). Could this be suitable for ping mixes as well?

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    In years past I've used the very same product.

    I do caution that if you're not familiar with Pinguicula culture tread lightly.
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    Joseph...you are truly amazing. Not only do you have a gift for propagation but you work hard at it too. I always enjoy your tips and photos. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Your plants look fantastic.

    What about pine needles, pine bark, pecan leaves/hulls for organic tannic acid? I have plenty of all that.
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