You mix the ingredients together, not make layers.
Do NOT buy Miracle Gro products to use on CPs, as their products almost always contain fertilizer.
The Most Uncreative Name in the History of Ever
Originally Posted by Whimgrinder
Be careful, though. Miracle-Gro isn't the only company that "enriches" (or poisons, depending on what you use the stuff for) its Sphagnum peat, Sphagnum moss, and perlite products. Make sure that nothing on the package suggests that the product contains fertilizer. I don't know if "organic" stuff would fit in with this, but my local Home Depot has some "organic" Sphagnum moss that I picked up for my Heliamphora (which it turns out I don't need).
sweet so organic it is with no fertilizer ....how much LFS would i need for that barrel?
the peat is not sold at my home depot its saying uh O
How bout Premier? 3 cu. ft. for $10. Available?
Get thee to a real garden center. Surely there must be one nearby?!
Originally Posted by CP4ever
$27 for a bail of peat moss the homedepot down the street from my house has them for $13
How about Orchard supply hardware they carry it also
I bought this one at home depot for $13
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Last edited by ace209; 06-17-2013 at 12:38 PM.
Its hard to tell from your original photo exactly how large those "half barrels" are..
I have seen plastic pots like that in a few different sizes..
but even assuming its large, one full-size bale of peat should do it..
I would get one bale of peat:
Fill the bog right up with pure peat..
I dont like sand or perlite..never use it, IMO both are completely unnecessary..(and perlite is ugly)
I just use pure peat..works great!
Then get a bag of LFS:
and spread that around the top as a "top dressing"..in a layer about 1-inch thick..
the LFS keeps the rain from kicking up the peat and making a muddy mess..
I have one of those plastic half barrels as a water feature. Good choice!