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Thread: Does potting mix actually matter?

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    It does not seem too. I pot in any one of the following:
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    1:1 sphagnum peat moss to sand or perlite.
    1 part sphagnum to one part perlite ot one part sand.
    I get virtuallyt he same results. Some plants just like LFS or the the 1:1 ratio best.

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    I grow all my plants in either pure LFS or 50/50 LFS and orchid bark, and I've had no problems so far.
    I certainly wouldn't consider faffing about with the equal-parts-of-eight-ingredients 'deluxe' mix recommended in a well-known book. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    LFS and fine orchid bark for me, but it depends on the plant sometimes as well. I put my bical and truncata in more of a peaty mis with like LFS OB, peat and sand...
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    I use pure LFS, the new zealand kind or live sphagnum. Usually I just use LFS with live as top dressing. Works really good with my lowlands, two years and not a single problem.

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    I noticed no alge, mold or anything else seems to grow on LFS. (I noticed this for seed).

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    I've heard that live sphagnum moss has anti-fungal properties, which may account for that.
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    If the air is stale too long then it will grow mold and algea.
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    One forum member has had success in a somewhat controlled experiment using pine needles in the mix.

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