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#1 Deadly Weapon

 
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 19:42 PM

I grow many sundews from seed and one of the biggest problems for me is soil becoming overgrown by moss. Is there any way to kill the moss without hurting the seedlings or is the only way to keep them clean to pick up the moss when it grows?

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 19:52 PM

Put top 3cm layer with washed river sand ;) And use sand 1 peat moss 1 substrate ;)

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 20:07 PM

you can't really get away from moss, trim it with scissors or repot regularly

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 21:16 PM

I have moss growing in pure mineral media, putting a layer of sand at the top isn't really an answer. :confused: Although the moss might grow slower this way.

You could try just picking the moss off when it appears, the earlier you get it off the better.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 17:48 PM

Yeah. I've grown some plants with sand as top layer of media and it really didn't help at all. :verymad:

For example D. omissa x pulchella

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