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    I always have peat/sand/perlite in large amounts for my "universal mix". Then I have things like LFS, orchid bark, pumice, charcoal, and vermiculite in smaller amounts for "special" mixes. I grow mostly Drosera and Pinguicula.

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    I keep sphagnum peat moss and silica sand. I am thinking about adding perlite back into my mix but I am having a semi-hard time trying to find some that is not Miracle Grow in my area. Semi-hard time because I have not really been looking because I do not need it just yet.

    I just grow sarracenia, vfts and sundews. Everything is outside year-round.

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    1. Sphagnum live, dry and milled
    2. Peat
    3. Silica Sand
    4. Perlite
    5. Coconut Husk Chunks
    6. Orchid Bark
    7. Osmunda Fiber
    8. Coir
    9. Charcoal
    10. Grow Stones
    11. Cypress Mulch
    12. A.P.S.
    13. Vermculite

    I'll be adding Laterite to the list soon too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil hokie View Post
    I keep sphagnum peat moss and silica sand. I am thinking about adding perlite back into my mix but I am having a semi-hard time trying to find some that is not Miracle Grow in my area. Semi-hard time because I have not really been looking because I do not need it just yet.

    I just grow sarracenia, vfts and sundews. Everything is outside year-round.
    I know what you mean about the Miracle Gro stuff...couldn't find any organic peat or perlite at any of the big box stores.
    -Josh
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    i wanna backhand the dude who decided to add ferts to perlite. why would that ever be needed/prudent? stupid stupid stupid

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    Sponge rock is quite affordable on eBay. It weighs nothing, so it's very easy to ship.

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    Personally, I keep:
    Peat
    LFS, dried and live
    Perlite
    Sand
    APS
    Vermiculite
    Orchid bark
    Growlist
    IN HOC

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    I have terestrial orchids as well as the CPs so I have to hand
    Live sphagnum moss
    Sphagnum moss peat
    Broken down sphagnum moss (on it's way to becoming peat)
    Horticultural sand and gravel
    Granite sand/grit/gravel
    Perlite
    Vermiculite
    Orchid compost
    Sterilised top soil
    John Innes compost (2 or 3)
    Peat based compost
    Fred

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