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By Alzuryu
Posts:  149
Joined:  Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:19 pm
#132447
Well i've found a reliable source of low ppm water now, so i'm back in buisness! But this time, i'm going to grow all my plants from seed with as little peat usage as possible, But i do have two questions i wouldn't mind having answered:

1) Do these mixes look okay:

VFTs - 1:1 Perlite & Dried Sphagnum/Supersphag
With a live sphagnum layer for aesthetic purposes.

Ping - Same as above

Drosera - Pure Dried Sphagnum/Supersphag
With a live sphagnum layer for aesthetic purposes.

Bladderwort - Same as above

Cephalotus - 2:1 Perlite & Dried Sphagnum/Supersphag
With a live sphagnum layer for aesthetic purposes.

Nepenthes - 1:1:1 Perlite & Dried Sphagnum/Supersphag & Orchid Bark (Fine grade)
With a live sphagnum layer for aesthetic purposes.

Sarracenia - 1:2:1 Perlite & Dried Sphagnum/Supersphag & Orchid Bark (Fine grade)
With a live sphagnum layer for aesthetic purposes.

2) How could i remove the chance of getting that horrible disease (Sporotrichosis) from my top layer of live sphagnum? Would just using protective gloves every time i handle the stuff suffice?
By dimitar
Posts:  676
Joined:  Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:06 am
#132507
Look, there isn't universal recipe for every group of plants. Every grower has his own views for potting mixes that works for him and his plants, so that's why the mixes are thousands and made from different things and ratio anyway...Different stuff and mixes works for different people complying with their climatic conditions and the most important to suit their plants for their growing conditions. What works for me may not work for you and the opposite, so the choice is yours.
Well, I wouldn't worry to work i.e to touch with hands without any protection ( gloves) live sphag...but if u will feel sure yourself use them.

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