Long-fibered-sphagnum versus peat-based soil mixes

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Re: Long-fibered-sphagnum versus peat-based soil mixes

by dantt99 » Wed May 16, 2012 3:39 am

Has the experiment begun?

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Re: Long-fibered-sphagnum versus peat-based soil mixes

by Matt » Wed May 16, 2012 4:36 pm

dantt99 wrote:Has the experiment begun?

Yes, sorry I haven't posted an update yet. Will do so soon.
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Re: Long-fibered-sphagnum versus peat-based soil mixes

by 95slvrZ28 » Thu May 17, 2012 1:25 am

Matt wrote:
dantt99 wrote:Has the experiment begun?

Yes, sorry I haven't posted an update yet. Will do so soon.

Same deal on my end. I have data and pictures. I've just had a very rough week thus far and haven't got around to getting up all the data.

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Re: Long-fibered-sphagnum versus peat-based soil mixes

by dantt99 » Sat May 19, 2012 12:57 am

Thanks guys, can't wait to see some results (even though it will likely be a while!) :D

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Re: Long-fibered-sphagnum versus peat-based soil mixes

by Tony C » Wed May 23, 2012 9:00 pm

Here is my B52, barely hanging onto life in NZ LFS. ;)

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by dantt99 » Thu May 24, 2012 3:39 pm

Nice! :D

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Re: Long-fibered-sphagnum versus peat-based soil mixes

by Novemberose » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:10 pm

I could not, for the life of me, find perlite or silica sand locally, so I ended up transplanting my 2 VFTs into a container with sphagnum moss. I have bought VFT in the past that were only in sphagnum moss and they did quite well. Here is hoping that the sphagnum moss will be ok for them.

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Re: Long-fibered-sphagnum versus peat-based soil mixes

by Matt » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:21 pm

Novemberose wrote:Here is hoping that the sphagnum moss will be ok for them.

They'll do fine in the sphagnum :)
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by Tony C » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:25 pm

Here is an update on my LFS plants. Considering the crazy weather we have had they are doing very well.

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Justina Davis. This plant was beat up by a windstorm a few months ago and died back to the rhizome.
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Re: Long-fibered-sphagnum versus peat-based soil mixes

by jamez » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:12 am

Looks Great! Matt/Blake?

Have any of you gotten photos of the results and roots?

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by Tony C » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:33 am

I'll take some root pics next month when I pack my plants for the move to SC.

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Re: Long-fibered-sphagnum versus peat-based soil mixes

by jamez » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:49 am

Tony C wrote:I'll take some root pics next month when I pack my plants for the move to SC.


Okay, what part of SC?

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by Tony C » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:07 am

jamez wrote:
Tony C wrote:I'll take some root pics next month when I pack my plants for the move to SC.


Okay, what part of SC?



Columbia

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Re: Long-fibered-sphagnum versus peat-based soil mixes

by Matt » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:37 am

jamez wrote:Looks Great! Matt/Blake?

Have any of you gotten photos of the results and roots?

No results yet. It's only been a few weeks since the experiment was started. The plants have settled in and are growing well in both the LFS and the peat-based mix. I've not been keeping either of them sitting in water and I haven't had any problems keeping the LFS from drying out. Blake, I believe, has had some issues with keeping the LFS moist though.

Will post some results later in the season. I still need to make my initial post with photos and data that I recorded.
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Re: Long-fibered-sphagnum versus peat-based soil mixes

by jamez » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:34 am

Matt wrote:
jamez wrote:Looks Great! Matt/Blake?

Have any of you gotten photos of the results and roots?

No results yet. It's only been a few weeks since the experiment was started. The plants have settled in and are growing well in both the LFS and the peat-based mix. I've not been keeping either of them sitting in water and I haven't had any problems keeping the LFS from drying out. Blake, I believe, has had some issues with keeping the LFS moist though.

Will post some results later in the season. I still need to make my initial post with photos and data that I recorded.



You're growing in the Greenhouse right?

Drying out should be slower than it would outside.

What size/type pots are you using for them?

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