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    Patch- you are correct about it being so wet... This is why we mix 50% silica sand or perlite in with it. And plants that like to be even less wet we add more or larger items like orchid bark and such.
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    PinguiculaMan, I also use granular peat moss. Your concept of a vertical divider of pumice is intriguing. I wonder if you could provide more information about it. When I imagine it, itís a vertical layer of pumice, which from a top view forms a diameter of a round pot. Is that right? I got more questions. How large are the pieces of pumice? How wide is the vertical divider? How do you create that vertical divider made of pumice in the peat? Also, how large are the pots? A photo would be instructive, if it would not be too much trouble. Thanks for any information you can provide.

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    Quote[/b] (Patch @ Oct. 21 2004,8:40)]i found the stuff in homedepot.
    Scotts 100% Sphagnum peat moss.
    The only stuff I've been able to find at Lowes or Home Depot has plant food added [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Here's a question: why is peat moss so good at retaining water?
    because it has tons of emty cells that are just for that.
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    Our Home Depot sells Nirom brand Canadian peat. Does anybody know how good it is? It is just as Bonnie describes it to be and definitely needs to be washed before using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (adnedarn @ Oct. 21 2004,11:14)]Patch- you are correct about it being so wet... This is why we mix 50% silica sand or perlite in with it. And plants that like to be even less wet we add more or larger items like orchid bark and such.
    Andrew
    HA, thats probably my problem then.

    guess i'll go buy some sand then. I have the perlite already.
    well, i'll get to mixing then. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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