I am going to have to repot my Sarracenia soon, and have been thinking about soil options for it.
Unfortunately I currently have extremely limited resources and just bought a bag of peat, without double checking (like I knew I should have), and after opening saw fertilizer
So I would rather not buy another bag unless I have to, and I am trying to get away from peat completely anyway.
For my other plants (non CP), I shred aged bark to add to soil/mix. I have read on here that you can use pine needles, and there are PLENTY of pine trees around but the limbs are all cut higher than I can get to and I was hoping to use green leaves.
My question though is would I be able to use pine bark also? In place of the peat. Possibly in addition to the needles? And aged or off the tree?
I am able to shred the aged bark very finely to where it looks very close to the texture of peat. (And of course it isn’t all finely shredded but it also doesn’t seem to compact when shredded like that so air flow is still there)
Also, would any or all of this work with cedar too? I haven’t read as much on cedar but I thought about it as a possibility today.
Thank you all so much!