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Advise wanted on peat moss & perlite

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I have found on eBay Irish moss peat sphagnum medium grade 100 litres

Barran yennie I want to grow Sarracenia Plants with a mixture of perlite

Is peat OK

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It sounds fine but we'd need to know the brand of peat to be sure.

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I think you might find plenty of posts on this forum that would suggest you give Westland a wide berth.

 

Dave

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Ok thats what I need to know, thanks

Can someone give me a product name I can trust for peat and perlite

I understand I am picking brains but don't want to make mistakes at this critical point

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I use Shamrock Irish Moss Peat as it's all I ever see over here. You can get it in the UK too.  I also use that Plant It perlite you mentioned and haven't had any problems.

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Well I have looked on the net cannot find anyone selling shamrock in uk

Maybe someone can help with supplier in and around peterbrough Cambs

Has anyone used Barran yennie

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I haven't used it but I'd certainly give it a try. It's Sphagnum moss peat and it's Irish. Over the years, 33 of them, I've used many brands and never had a problem. Yes some people have had problems but it's pot luck.

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Hi.

I've been using Westland for a few years now, no problems what so ever. 100 litres £7.99p. you might get the odd "weed" but other than that it is fine.

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Have a look at DEJEX they are in Donington and sell Klasmann Sphagnum Moss Peat, the best you can get, there are many on the forum using it including myself.  I think they also deliver.

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Have a look at DEJEX they are in Donington and sell Klasmann Sphagnum Moss Peat, the best you can get, there are many on the forum using it including myself.  I think they also deliver.

 

They do fine, medium, and coarse, which is prefered, medium ? I like that they do it in 70 litre bags aswell.

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Thanks for all your help looks like I hit the jackpot

Dejex supplies the moss and the perlite free delivery

Going for the KLASMANN MEDIUM PEAT 818 Irish

And the standard perlite if you think this is OK

What would be a good general mix for sarracenia plants 50 50 ?

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There are as many potting mix recipes as there are growers. I use 4 parts peat to 1 part perlite.

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Thanks for all your help looks like I hit the jackpot

Dejex supplies the moss and the perlite free delivery

Going for the KLASMANN MEDIUM PEAT 818 Irish

And the standard perlite if you think this is OK

What would be a good general mix for sarracenia plants 50 50 ?

Yep, 50/50 ,and you can use that for everything.

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After looking here and talking to a few growers going

for the 50 50 mix. Thanks again for helping

PS 200 litres Klasmann Irish moss peat and 100 litres

standard perlite on its way

That should keep me going for a year or 2

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