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    basically i try to stuff as much lfs in the pot as possible...

    it's not brick-like though

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    I pack sphagnum in as loosely as possible, as the roots grow in the spaces, so the more space, the easier it is for the roots to grow into the medium. With larger plants, I try to have the leaves resting on the rim, and only fill the pot to just above the root like, sprinkling the sphagnum on then watering it to compress it a bit. Eventually the sphagnum grows up the pot and starts spilling over the edges.
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    Yes N.G. explained it well

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    say something .. ok

    SOMETHING [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    I don't use pure Sphagnum often. However, Sphagnum has the remarkable ability to hold a huge amount of water while simultaneously holding a huge amount of air. I compress it just enough to give the plant some stability. A flopping around plant = damaged plant. I try to maintain the Sphagnums ability to hold air and moisture. The more you pack it the less air it will hold. It is also possible to pack it so tight you reduce the water holding capacity too!

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