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    Green Moss question

    So I made the mistake of buying and useing this Hawathian Green Moss as a top layer for my CPs instead of LFS. Is this okay to use as a top layer? Does it benefit the plants in any way besides looking nice? Am going to buy LFS tommarow.. but am wondering if I can leave the large amount of green moss topping on my bogs as well

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    does it look like this? http://mossunlimited.net/webshop/ima...-R1-008-2A.jpg
    i think top layer is fine, it's when you try using it as a planting media where it causes problems. but then again, i could be wrong too. however, if it's artificially dyed, you might want to avoid it all together.
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    Hi,
    I tried to think about my answer, but I guess I need to know more....
    Why do you want to use this moss that you know isn't the type to use?
    It could mold or transfer dies and chemicals to your plants, depending on
    what it is.
    It won't be a good planting medium, like LFS is, and if it isn't dyed, is it green (alive)
    or is it dead? It could just rot! That might not be good.... whatcha' think?
    If you are getting LFS, what are you gonna do with this stuff?
    It has no real use for growing CP's.
    Use it with a houseplant if you must, but anytime I have seen it used
    (unless when planted LIVE in a rather difficult to do set-up) it is dead, dried, perhaps dyed,
    collects dust and looks like crap!

    Think about what I am saying. If you can see the logic behind it, you will know what to do.
    (I hope you will!)
    Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


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    Yeah that's exactly what it looks like. I decided to just remove it all together.. and I just totally replanted my two minibogs which took an hour.. no wonder a bunch of my plants died last year.. beginners failure.. those employees at the local nursery lied to me.I think I will pick up some REAL LFS tomarrow. Thanks for the help guys.

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    I wonder what main varieties of CP's do best with LFS around there roots instead of just peat/perlite.

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    if your using a bog, i'd just skip the LFS and just do a straight peat, perlite, and sand mix. use LFS as topping, not necessarily as a growing medium. most people use LFS in their bog for aesthetic reasons.
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