|On a another note, and I stress I don't know if this is what you had, but while Schultz tends to be a good brand, I had to throw out 5 bags of their peat moss late last season because they were so badly contaminated with a yellowish mold. These bags were opened directly after getting them home from the store.[/QUOTE]|
That is an interesting point. I have found that brands of bagged sphagnum peat are quite variable and produce different results for me. Two years ago, I bought one "premium" brand (I can no longer remember which) that was unable to grow CPs, they simply died -- that stuff ended up in the flower garden. I have found that Sunshine Canadian Sphagnum Peatmoss works consistently best for me. No, I do not work for the company. The Sunshine bags that I got this year had more chopped up sticks than usual, and seedlings of some conifer keeps germinating. I expect that this particular batch came from the surface of the peat mine.
Thanks for Info but Where Can I buy Sunshine Canadian Sphagnum Peatmoss Or Other good brands alike
I would of thought there would be alot of nursuries in South Florida but I can't seem to find one.
Len, if you're on the Eastern half of S Florida, you've got one of the original Nepenthes nurseries in your backyard. Orgel's Orchids, it's called. I didn't make it there last time i was down because it was closed that day [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img], but i've heard great things about it.
I think i've seen Sunshine Canadian at Home Depot. Worth a try...
I was not trying to advertise for Sunshine brand. I was trying to say that there is a lot of variability of peat quality in brands and my experience is that some work better than others. If you are having problems with your CP soil, try another brand.
Is Fafard Peat Moss any GOOD?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
Here are the specs
* 95% organic
* Ash content not over 5 %
* pH 3.4 to 4.4
* Approximate weight 75 lbs per 5.5 cu.ft. bale
* Moisture content 35 to 55 %
* Absorption : 12 times its dry weight
* 5.5 cu.ft. and smaller compressed 2-to-1 in heavy polyethylene bag
* Quantum XL compressed 2.5 to 1 in disposable waterproof plastic bale
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