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    Joe,

    Just do a archive search of my posts and check the responses. 'Nuff said.

    CPUK is a fine forum which I greatly enjoy, but I have had trouble there from the same individual. As long as he is "too busy" all is well. When he shows up, the problems start - same as they did here.
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    Sigh...Okay, I will do as you asked, but I better darn well find a punch of people who hate you!!!...Um, that did not come out right.
    Seriously(and it's hard for me to be serious at times)I will look and see. I think it's a loss that you are not on the listserve, but at least you are here. I have been very impressed with your horticulture on D. graminifolia, among other things.

    Cheers,

    Joe

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    Tamlin, BTW, how do you rinse your peat again? Through a screen devise? I don't think I have ever done that, but I try and do that with perlite and vermiculite.

    Joe

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    I check up alot on the List Serves, Garden Web forums, PFT forums, CPUK. The list serve doesn't seem so bad now... even though there isn't near as much traffic as there used to be. Maybe we can get those people who used to post on the listserve and join PFT
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    I used to post in the listserve when it was a good happy place... I started a very long topic about peltier cooling possibilities... Now I just read, but almost never post anything... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
    I am back..

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Tamlin Dawnstar @ July 06 2004,5:29)]You've been there and seen it Joe. If I get on there and try to introduce a topic, it turns into a flame war, thanks to the Anti-Tamlin Hate Club headed by a certain banned PFT member and his suck up friends.
    Hi,

    I'm also reading the CP listserv for five years by now. Although I'm not active participating. For many years it was a very good source of information with many experts participating. From my point of view for beginners a forum based medium is much better suited. It is easier to get answers to questions (even those who have been posted thousend times), especially from other beginners being a bit ahead in knowledge whom had the same problems little time ago. As far as I rememeber the CP listserv has more than 1k subscribers, so posting a silly beginners question isn't the best way to introduce yourself into the CP community. Also the structure of a board is better for those with special interests - I don't have to read all those sticky-plant threads... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    @Tamlin
    Although I recognize you as a friend I totally disagree on your comments concerning your last posts on the CP listserv. With your partially rude initial post and the following answers you posted you did much harm to the project and also to this forum. You might consider reading back the posts you made after some time has passed - and I hope you see what and why it went wrong.

    Cheers Joachim

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    All of you who have been to the, um, place that has alot of negetivity (im not clear on weather it is listserve or cpuk), could you please give some examples of what your talking about, cause, well, iv never been there, so i dont know what your all taking about.

    OR, could someone please tell me the adress so i could go look for myself?


    thanks

    finch
    that makes no logic

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    It would be great if Dr. Schlauer were to post here, but I think this is not going to happen . I also think that many of the Listserve members DO post here.

    To rinse peat I fill a 5 gallon pail halk full of peat, and fill to the brim with rain water. I then crumble the peat intil it is almost the size I want for potting. This sits in the bucket for a week or two, gradually becoming wet. I work in advance of my needs as peat is difficult to moisten.

    I then scoop it out, and wring it out placing it into another 5 gallon bucket, refill with rain water, and repeat the process. The initial water squeezed out can read over 1000 PPM (3 independent testers confirmed this). The recommended maximum for CP is under 100 PPM. Repeated rinsing can get it down to as low as 30 PPM.

    I may do this 3 times, if I don't have the option of the final step (in winter) which is to make my typical 50/50 mix using rinsed silica sand. Once I have the mix, I put it in pots immediately. I usually make up 10 or 20 pots, and these sit out all season on a wire rack so that the rain leaches therough them, and the sun bakes them. I work well in advance of my needs. When I want a pot of mix, I use the oldest pots I made up. In winter I can't do this, so if I am short on pots I rinse 3 times if I can stand the cold.

    It works well, but there are always some problems, usually with the mix that doesn't sit outside all season. Sadly, this usually mostly affects the pygmy Drosera pots since the demand for mix is highest for me in gemmae season, and repeated rinsing in ice cold water is rather taxing.....brrrrr.

    The result is no scummy algae, and a reduced incidence of mosses. A clean mix goes a long way toward healthy plants, at least as regards Drosera.
    Some growers prefer NZ LFS but I find the plants do benefit from the trace elements found in peat, so I reserve the LFS for a topdressing which virtually eliminates the incidence of fungi to which many species are sensitive.
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