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    Where Do You Buy Your Soil?

    Where do you guys get the peat moss, perlite, sphagnum moss, or sand that you use for your plants? I donít want to end up buying the wrong stuff on accident.

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    I get most of my materials through garden stores/nurseries and occasionally lowes.
    No pesticides, organic, all of that.

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    Peat - Home Depot, Lowes
    Perlite - Hydroponics Shops and/or Garden Centers - Be sure to avoid the Miracle Grow brand with added ferilizers.
    Sphagnum - Calwest Tropical Supply - http://www.calwesttropical.com/
    Sand - Swimming Pool Supply Stores

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    local garden and hydro shops

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    Peat at lowes., Perlite at garden center, sand at local quarry.

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    I buy my peat, pumice, and perlite from OSH (Black Gold) and my silica sand from a pool supply store. Most potting media is safe, just watch for too much minerals or fertilizer and I guess you should be well off.

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    Would the sand that you buy for reptiles work? I have some left over from when I set up my scorpion’s cages. I’m going to be starting some Drosera and Sarracenia seeds soon, and yes, I’m fully aware of how long Sarrs can take to grow.

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    Depends on what variety of sand that is. Check the container for the words silica or quartz. If you see these as the main/only ingredient you should be fine.
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