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    Ok, I ran over to Lowes and Walmart. At Lowes I saw six sad looking VFTs for $2.97 each and it took all I could muster not to bring them home for them to have a fighting chance. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] But alas, I've got a single income and 20 mouths to feed! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    Now, I did see some Canadian Spagnum Peat Moss and some Perlite, but no Silica Sand. Would these be sufficient for repotting my plants and for seedlings?

    I also saw at Lowe's an attractive Self Watering Pot. But I wanted to check with you guys first to make sure it was safe to use with VFTs, because I'm no expert just a guy who got lucky. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    yes, the peat moss and the pearlite you saw should be good for your cp's. just mix it up 50/50 with plenty of distilled water.

    as for the self watering violet pots, the general concensis is that, no, they aren't good for cp's. i have one (for an african violet! ) and from my experience, they won't keep the soil damp enough for cp's.

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    Darn, it was a pretty green one too. Oh well....are there any kinds of pots I should avoid?

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    Just a heads up on Perlite. I use to get my perlite from Lowes, but they no longer carry the brand I normally buy. They now have the Miracle Grow brand and it contains fertilizers. So, watch your labels and make sure the perlite has no fertilizer in it.
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    Nick, I noticed that too. I wasn't going to buy the miracle gro kind from Lowes, just the normal kind from Walmart.

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    Avoid clay pots, glazed ones r ok though.
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    Ok, I bought some Canadian Spagnum Peat Moss, Perlite, pots and some coffee filters. Hopefully, I'll be able to plant them tonight. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I've seen anywhere between 50/50 and 70/30 Peat Moss and Perlite? How much does it matter?

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