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miracle grow brand sphagnum peat moss

by vtrap » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:56 pm

Would this stuff be okay? it doesnt actualy have miracle grow in it, its just the name brand the only thing thats in it is nitrgen, pretty much the same with the mericle grow brand perlite

would that be okay?
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Re: miracle grow brand sphagnum peat moss

by Cougar » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:15 pm

vtrap wrote:Would this stuff be okay? it doesnt actualy have miracle grow in it, its just the name brand the only thing thats in it is nitrgen, pretty much the same with the mericle grow brand perlite

would that be okay?




I would be careful if I were you. It might not say it contains any, but being "Micacle-gro" brand, they probably have put nutrients and fertilizer into the peat.

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Re: miracle grow brand sphagnum peat moss

by Veronis » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:46 pm

vtrap wrote:Would this stuff be okay? it doesnt actualy have miracle grow in it, its just the name brand the only thing thats in it is nitrgen, pretty much the same with the mericle grow brand perlite

would that be okay?

No, it's not okay. Miracle Gro brand peat moss and perlite DO contain "additives" that will ultimately kill just about any carnivorous plant.

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Re: miracle grow brand sphagnum peat moss

by vtrap » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:37 pm

know where i can find some with out additives? cant order off line, shipping costs are crazy
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Re: miracle grow brand sphagnum peat moss

by Veronis » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:54 am

vtrap wrote:know where i can find some with out additives? cant order off line, shipping costs are crazy

Read my new reply in your 'dog ate my flytrap' thread. Good luck!

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Re: miracle grow brand sphagnum peat moss

by Cougar » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:38 am

Where are you from, Vtrap?

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Re: miracle grow brand sphagnum peat moss

by vtrap » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:39 pm

i live in arizona now, i actually found what i needed today (SO I HOPE) i bought E.B Stone organics (brand) peatmoss- E.B Stone organics Perlite, and E.B Stone Organics Horticultural Sand, please for the love of all things tell me i did get the right stuff this time
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Re: miracle grow brand sphagnum peat moss

by Steve_D » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:04 pm

vtrap wrote:i live in arizona now, i actually found what i needed today (SO I HOPE) i bought E.B Stone organics (brand) peatmoss- E.B Stone organics Perlite, and E.B Stone Organics Horticultural Sand, please for the love of all things tell me i did get the right stuff this time


If nothing is added to those ingredients (I couldn't find out from reading the EB Stone website), then they should be fine. However, make sure that the sand is almost pure silica sand, not river or beach sand. Silica sand is translucent. If much of the sand is opaque (you can't see light through it), then it may be composed of grains of other kinds of rock, not pure silica (which is quartz, silicon dioxide).

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Re: miracle grow brand sphagnum peat moss

by vtrap » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:15 pm

the sand is nearly all yellowish brown in color and almost all of the grains are transparent

i read the ingredeants on the back of each bag and each one just states that perlite-ingredeants=perlite same witch the sand the only ingredeant is sand also same with the moss
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Re: miracle grow brand sphagnum peat moss

by Veronis » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:21 pm

A lot of silica sand is white, but other silica sand is yellowish brown...this is yellow/brown silica/quartz sand:
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I'd hold off on using the sand until you can ask the company what's in the sand you bought. The answer you want is that it's silica or quartz sand. If it's river or beach harvested, you can't use it for your carnivorous plants.

Here's their contact info: http://www.ebstone.org/contact.php

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Re: miracle grow brand sphagnum peat moss

by vtrap » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:45 pm

it looks like the bottom picture and i called the company and the lady told me its quarts sand
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