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By Alanthebro
Posts:  12
Joined:  Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:31 am
#136157
I live on a small island in Hawaii where there's pretty much only one brand of peat that they sell.(which is miracle gro).It contains fertilizer in it and will that kill my plants? Is there any way to get rid of the nutrients in it?
By Grey
Posts:  3255
Joined:  Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:48 pm
#136161
Fertilized soil does have a habit of doing venus fly traps a great deal of harm (which usually leads to death) so I wouldn't advise using the Miracle Grow brand of peat moss for your carnivorous plants. I'm unsure as to whether or not washing it repeatedly will remove the fertilizer but I would stay clear of it just to be on the safe side.

I hope someone else can offer you information as to where you can find appropriate soil. Good luck!
By Alanthebro
Posts:  12
Joined:  Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:31 am
#136224
My mom woundnt let me buy things off the Internet .Will growing something fast like wheat grass deplete the nutrients?
By jaester
Posts:  334
Joined:  Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:11 pm
#136230
Alanthebro wrote:My mom woundnt let me buy things off the Internet .Will growing something fast like wheat grass deplete the nutrients?
Unfortunately, no. Any trace of the incorporated fertilizer will kill a cp gradually.
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