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    Starting a mini-bog this winter

    This winter, I plan to start a minibog. However, it's going to be themed as if it's a south-east American wet field. In simpler terms, it'll only be plants found in south-east America (Venus Fly Traps, Thread-leaf sundews, Sarracenia, Butterworts, etc).


    Quick question: How do I prevent soil from splashing onto the plants when it rains? I have plants in a big pot filled with peat, and whenever it rains the soil splashes all over the plants and makes them look bad. I'm thinking of covering the surface with pine-needles or something.
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    Peat doesn't splash onto my plants when it rains O_o. Besides, minibogs are harder to drench with water (mine anyways, so correct me please. It's because for the sake of the VFT, I took off the bottom that holds water so the water excess water can get out of the pot. I think I kiled my previoues one because of overwatering) than pots.
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    Peat does splash onto plants when it rains. O_o

    I put a top dressing of Long Fiber Spagnum on top of the peat..
    LFS does not splash onto plants when it rains.

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    some LFS on top helps with preventing the splashing I think when te peat is in the pot or minibog it'll splash easily at first and after a few times it settles, though I like te LFS on it easy to find the bugs that come off the flytraps after a rain and it helps keep water in a it more.

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    Ummm...whhhhaaaaaaaAAT?

    What the crap?

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    yeah LFSM is the answer for this question I think, granted I'm sure there are other methods that would work as well... but since we're cp'ers and LFSM comes in no shortage as far as its use for us... I'd assume you'd be able to get some if you dont have any....

    I used LFSM for the top of my minibogs and I havn't had a single problem at all I really like the way it looks too

    better show us photo's when its done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitecrawler View Post
    Ummm...whhhhaaaaaaaAAT?

    What the crap?
    Ummm...whhhhaaaaaaaAAT?

    your post makes no sense..
    what are you talking about?

    If you dont understand what we are talking about, peat compared to LFS and the relative splash merits of each, just say so..but you need to use words that form questions we can understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    Ummm...whhhhaaaaaaaAAT?

    your post makes no sense..
    what are you talking about?

    If you dont understand what we are talking about, peat compared to LFS and the relative splash merits of each, just say so..but you need to use words that form questions we can understand.

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    Oh yeah, I like your use of extra punctuation..


    Good luck with your bog Ahmad. In my experiance, a month or two after repotting the peat tends to settle down and not splash as much.
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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