Be sure to wash your Sphagnum Peat Moss! *Just today I was bored and decided to see if the sand in the peat that I always use was clear. *To my amazment when I washed about three hand fulls of Peat, quite alot of sand came out. *The color of the sand was tanish with mixed particles of black, and other colors.*Then I added the vinegar to the sand to see if it bubbled, and sure enough it did! The bubbles contained in the sand was not air since the air bubbles were shaken out; and I left the sand sitting in the vinegar for 15 min. and bubbles were still flowing out like crazy. *So not all peat mosses are good. *The peat that I was using was Scotts, and according to the label it is pure Sphagnum Peat moss.
Maybe that is why most of my plants seem to prospure for a few months, then their roots die, greatly affecting the health of the plant for no apparent reason. *(I always thought it was the soggy conditions!)
Do you guys think that I should repot all of my plants in new Shultz Canadien Peat moss which has no sand which I also tested? *Because I'm afraid of stressing the plants.
Is there a difference between Canadian Peat, and Sphagnum Peat moss? Because I'm pretty sure both are made out of Sphag moss origanally.
And one more question, what is the difference between those humongous bags of Canadien Peat moss, and those little specialty bags of Peat Moss? *Is there a difference in quality? *Because the prices for those smaller bags is 3.50, and one big bag containing like 5x as much is only 7.00.