I have a feeling that this is the first in what will become a series.
peat moss, despite its reputation for holding water quite nicely, is hydrophobic. *in other words, it doesn't readily absorb water. *So, when you're say repotting your vft's after dormancy, make sure you get the peat moss hydrated before you replant the rhizomes.
to do this, fill a bucket with water. *pour the peat moss in. *it will float. *squeeze the peat moss, push it under water, and release it. *you may need to do this a couple times, but it will eventually hydrate.
don't do what I did, which is replant the guys, go to water them, and make a huge mess all over your table when the water is not absorbed into the soil, but instead makes its merry way right down to the drainage holes. * [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_o_32.gif[/img]