I am new to growing CPs, but as a result of getting a bit carried away during the recent auction, I am having to learn VERY quickly!
I live on a small lake in Maine. Should I have the lake water tested before using it to water my CPs to insure the mineral content isn't too high?
In regard to long fibered sphagnum, there is plenty of it growing here. Is it safe to use this whenever cultural instructions recommend using LFS?
A lot of resources say the standard mix for many taxa of CPs is half peat, half sand. What kind of sand? I read in one reference "#12 sandblasting sand."
Sorry for so many questions; that's what I get for being overzealous during the auction...but what fun!