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Lee Chamberlain

sphagnum white peat

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I have recently read of sphagnum white peat .. Is this superior to use than "normal"  regular peat moss ?

Does or has anybody used this white peat ? Are there any notably differences / advantages when caring for cephalotus ?

Thank you in advance

Lee

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White peat is the less decomposed layer of peat, it is less compacted than "black" peat which is in the deeper layers if I understand correctly. White peat holds more air but less water, while black peat holds more water and less air. If you had the choice of black or white peat I think most would pick white.

In my experience white peat is lighter in colour, looser, with a more sort of fluffy feeling, so I would say its better for Cephalotus as it should give better aeration, its not really common in the UK but I know a lot of other growers in Europe seem to use it as I think its more available in other Countries.

 

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1 hour ago, kieran1203 said:

White peat is the less decomposed layer of peat, it is less compacted than "black" peat which is in the deeper layers if I understand correctly. White peat holds more air but less water, while black peat holds more water and less air. If you had the choice of black or white peat I think most would pick white.

In my experience white peat is lighter in colour, looser, with a more sort of fluffy feeling, so I would say its better for Cephalotus as it should give better aeration, its not really common in the UK but I know a lot of other growers in Europe seem to use it as I think its more available in other Countries.

 

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