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    Looking forward to pics.

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    Change of plans, I found these smaller white planters, they look about 1 gallon. Is there anything I should do differently? I have two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish n Plants View Post
    Change of plans, I found these smaller white planters, they look about 1 gallon. Is there anything I should do differently? I have two.
    sounds a bit small..
    the half-barrel with a liner sounds much better to me!

    Scot

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    Gallon size too small for a mini bog I would think. Use the gallon pots with soil mix 1:1 peat/perlite or peat/sand and set the pot in a tray of water. Depending on how deep it is, you could use a gallon size pot for one adult sarr, a flytrap, and a dew. Sarrs need room for the roots to grow and I would say a minimum of 8" pot depth, 10" or more is optimal for healthy root growth in the long term.

    I am not sure if you are talking about pots or those long narrow planters? The smaller the space, the more concern I would have for root rot in bog conditions. But I have no experience with a bog smaller than the 1/2 barrel size.

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    The planters are about 12" deep and 10" diameter. I believe they were once used for trees, but I washed all the old soil out. I was thinking of using these for now and getting my collection started so that when I'm ready for a larger bog I have all the plants ready to go.

    I'm also having some trouble finding peat, couldn't find anything but the Miracle gro stuff. I'll check some local nurseries soon and will keep you guys updated.

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    Those pots sound great to use. I don't know what resources you have in your location, but here they sell peat in bales at Home Depot and Lowes at a lower cost than the nurseries. The big bales are a better way to go as the small bags often have fertilizer added even though not listed on the package. Good you already know to stay away from Miracle-Gro stuff.

    Keep us updated on your progress.

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    IT'S DONE! Thanks for the advice everybody!

    Picture of the whole thing:



    Picture of the struggling Sarracenia leucophylla x orephila:



    I probably need a larger water tray though...

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    I just moved the pot to a sunnier location, I hope it can grow a bit before it goes dormant. I don't know if it's just me, but I think I see some new growth

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