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Thread: Few questions on peat moss and perlite

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    I went shopping today and purchased these bags, i would like to know which people reccomend, and which they have had better sucess with.

    Scotts Peat Moss
    http://iamsundrop.com/gallery/album02/Picture_026

    Scotts Perlite
    http://iamsundrop.com/gallery/album02/Picture_027

    Schultz Peat Moss
    http://iamsundrop.com/gallery/album02/Picture_029

    Schultz perlite
    http://iamsundrop.com/gallery/album02/Picture_028

    thanks very much

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    The worst combo ever! *sorry but I hate peat. He is so mean to my cps! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] *
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    well i have generally good growth using peat and perlite. However i am referring to that found in the european countrys, it may be the same thing (i dunno) if you telling me this is a bad combo. Very hard to agree, since my success is very good. What other combo do you use. I begin to wonder if you hate peat and i have had such great sucess. What wonders would this other combo you speak of do for me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    is it vermicelli soil? or something else? let me know, i love to hear peoples storys and maybe i can act on them myself.

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    Remember: different conditions and different climates produce different results with the identical mix, and peat quality is not constant all over the world.

    I would caution you to look closely at the ingredient list. Both companies you mention are known to add trace fertilizer to their peat and perlite products. Use of this would be inadvisable.

    I obtain my best results using peat and coarse silica sand. I have access to very high quality sand though. Rinsing the materials, or allowing them to weather naturally over the growing season outdoors greatly reduces instances of moss and algae in the pots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I would caution you to look closely at the ingredient list. Both companies you mention are known to add trace fertilizer to their peat and perlite products. Use of this would be inadvisable.
    I have been aware of this and i do thank you, i have recieved reports about like 6 months ago of the types (names) of fertilizer that have been reported as harmful. These bags had no report of them. No reports of any trace fertilizer, well according to the bag they have none :P

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    I would steer away from Scotts as theirs isn't the best of quality. I've had excellent results with schultz brand though.
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    Gotta watch the Schultz brand too. I got several bags this year that were contaminated with slow release fertilizer. Not a lot but more than enough to mess up a couple of my CPs that I potted up with it. Also had a bag that had the moisture retaining crystals in it.

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    i like to buy big bales of canadian peat. it's cheaper to buy in bulk.

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