Peat is already broken down and somewhat decayed sphagnum, so it'll take quite a bit to make it break down more.
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Ive never microwaved my soils, and usually everything turns out ok. its not an ABSOLUTE must, but it helps.
Also, Ive had some nepenthes seeds and VFT seeds become moldy and germinate. dont give up hope.
For what it's worth, sometimes seeds just get moldy. Germinating some nepenthes seeds right now, two previous batches have both come up with a good number of seedlings but this recent one is showing signs of mold on a few seeds so it got the peroxide treatment just today. And these were all with me microwaving the media and sterilising the seeds, pots all in the same conditions.
Last edited by Stranger; 01-25-2016 at 03:00 AM.