I've yet to find LFS any place else than Lowe's or hydroponics or orchid specialty shops.
Home Depot has it in little bags, right with the decorative moss, along with the Scott's brand of whatever and Perlite.
If you're in Northern Ohio, Petitti's Garden Centers carry it.
Not that any of you are. Maybe somebody reading this post is.
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Some of the DO ITi centers have lfs the good stuff that is blond and red
The Scott's and Miracle Gro brands of Sphagnum, peat, perlite, and other products can contain fertilizers and other chemicals which can KILL your plants! Make sure to read the package before you purchase this stuff.
Make sure you know what's in the products you are using; this can be the death of your plants!
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Just for the record, I've used Scotts perlite and have never had a problem with it. Stay away from the miracle grow brand of peat & perlite though. They're always "enriched with miracle grow plant food".
My bad - OSH carries Uni-Gro Premium Organic Peat Moss, not SunGro as I stated previously. It just says "Peat Moss" on the bag but it is 100% Sphagnum.
I've been using Scott's perlite for years. That stuff is fine.
I used either Mosser Lee or that "Orchid" brick at Lowe's whenever I used sphag. Never had a problem...and I routinely fertilize.
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Muhahhaha I found some LFS at Lowe's. Both the Mosser Lee kind and 'Better-Gro' kind that PK is talking about. Thx for the heads up NAN. I had searched for it before, but they must not have had any in at the time. IMO the 'Better-Gro' brand seems to be higher quality, although slightly more costly.
I once made the mistake of buying Miracle-Gro Perlite and didn't realize it had fertilizer in it until I had opened the bag. The plants that are potted in it don't seem to mind so much, since it was only the perlite that was fertilized in their mix, but I bought some very nice horticultural grade stuff from a Hydroponics shop to replace it anyway.
I was also considering using tiny cubes (about 1 cubic centimeter each) of rockwool in my growing mix before I found LFS. My previous experiences with rockwool though (although not CPs) was that the roots are impossible to remove from the rockwool without damage. Because the tiny cubes wouldn't be as bad as a large cube (about 6") I was thinking this might be a good alternative. I think I will stick with the LFS though. It's much nicer looking .