First time rinsing peat moss - does container matter?

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First time rinsing peat moss - does container matter?

by Echo » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:06 pm

So I'm prepping to repot my sarracenia and flytrap in fresh media. I have a big plastic bucket that's just been sitting in the backyard for a couple years, I was planning on soaking the peat in that.

I've seen a lot about the soak and rinse method, but do I need to prep the actual bucket in any way? Scrub it down or anything? I'm paranoid about adding anything to the peat after I'm doing all this work to make it safe :? But I'm also lazy and if this isn't extremely necessary....it might not happen haha

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Re: First time rinsing peat moss - does container matter?

by Cross » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:52 am

I spray mine down with a hose to get off crap. If it looks and feels okay, then great. But if there's any discoloration or texture, well it's getting a wash lol. I mean I think it'll be fine. When you transfer the media to the new container, I would take the extra step to rinse the media.

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Re: First time rinsing peat moss - does container matter?

by thefic » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:27 pm

I only wash a little bit at a time so I use those $. .98 Walmart dish pans. They work well for me. Helps me control the wash/rinse and then use cycles.


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