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Discuss water requirements, "soil" (growing media) and suitable planting containers

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By desana
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Does anyone know of a brand of this i can look for in the uk pls! That is used for vtf's. many thanks..... ;)
By Starchy
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what about this? Not exactly peat moss, but sphagnum will eventually decompose into peat, and I think a lot of people use different combinations of peat/long fiber sphagnum, silica sand, and perlite.

You can also find perlite here
and vermiculite here - I would ask around about Vermiculite though. Some consider it risky because of a few added minerals. I am currently using a 50-50 mix of peat/vermiculite with a topping of LFS in my VFT. I had a couple road bumps, but things seem okay so far (almost 1 month in)

EDIT: I just found this supplier of peat: Norther Peat & Moss Company
By Tony C
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Joined:  Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:23 am
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