by Frost » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:08 am
by twitcher » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:34 am
by Frost » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:06 am
twitcher wrote:I am a long time fan of using pine bark as a top dressing or mulch for non-carnivorous, acid loving plants. I have not used it with any CP's, but would be willing to try it experimentally. Pine bark, because of its composition, decays slowly and I consider it to be a mild acidifier. I mix it in with my blueberries and top-dress many other plants as well. I consider it to be sort of like peat only more coarse and resistant to compaction.
Having said that, there are some caveats:
1) I do not know how fir bark compares to pine bark, but would assume they are similar. That assumption may not be correct.
2) Quality pine bark would be required before I would try it. Many barks that I find have a lot of wood mixed in and thus would decay quicker and with poorer results.
3)Make sure the bark does not have any additives, such as fungicides, weed suppressants, etc.
4) I have very limited experience with flytraps and their needs.
Not sure if any of this helps you, but as long as you are top watering the plants and they can drain, I would think chances are reasonable that it would not do major harm.
Just an opinion and hope to hear from the experts as I have good access to quality bark.
by steve booth » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:13 am
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