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    Haha, now I understand why. Thanx guys.

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    I have updated the first post with some pictures and recommended products so far. Check it out.

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    The premier peat moss isn't toxic is it? I just got some from Lowe's and I have four plants in it mixed with sand (50:50 ratio)
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    The quality of peat seems to vary wildly, even within the same brand. It's really difficult to predict if a particular bale will be good quality or not with consumer-grade peat. The best way to check is to get a TDS meter, soak the peat in water and test it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    The premier peat moss isn't toxic is it? I just got some from Lowe's and I have four plants in it mixed with sand (50:50 ratio)
    It's not toxic hehe, it's just not very good quality. Atleast around where I live.

    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    The quality of peat seems to vary wildly, even within the same brand. It's really difficult to predict if a particular bale will be good quality or not with consumer-grade peat. The best way to check is to get a TDS meter, soak the peat in water and test it.
    It seems to be the case yes. But you also can expect some brands to be better on average than others, based on the trends. And to use TDS you'd have to buy a bale/bag first.
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    Ok. I agree with you in the first post, the stuff is muddy.
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    @emc2 could you post a picture of a pot with the pro-moss stuff once you plant something in it? Peat-sand or peat-perlite maybe? Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gill_za View Post
    @emc2 could you post a picture of a pot with the pro-moss stuff once you plant something in it? Peat-sand or peat-perlite maybe? Thank you!
    Sure. These should work as we see quite a lot of soil:



    You can pick any other in my Flickr album
    Skip the ones from the Pacific Orchid show, these are unfortunately not mine.
    Else if it's not a Nepenthes or clearly in 100% LFS then this peat is in it the mix and as you will see that the plants seems ok.
    Last edited by emc2; 04-24-2016 at 06:49 PM.

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