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Perlite vs Vermiculite - YouTube

Jun 10, 2018· A quick comparison of perlite and vermiculite discussing some of their applications for a home gardener. Perlite vs vermiculite doesn't imply a contest between the two, but rather a discussion …

can I add a diy soil/clay peat/clay mix to an already set ...

Aug 07, 2012· Re: can I add a diy soil/clay peat/clay mix to an already set up tank? One thing with an established tank you might consider is putting the new substrate in a bucket with water. And just let it set a couple of days to get throughly wet and precipitate out.

30 gallon smart pot vs in ground compost peat mix | Rollitup

May 01, 2018· A. buying 30 gallon grow bags then using Peat moss bales, perlite, worm castings and compost with a booster added. B. Dig 40-60 gallon holes . Then 60/40 mix custom blend soil / native soil. Plants will be in corn fields so native soil with be tilled and amended with cow manure.

What is the real difference between Compost and Humus?

A simple way to look at this from the scientists perspective is to think of potting mix made from 1/3 peat, 1/3 compost, 1/3 sand or perlite. Peat is pretty much in its final state. It may have been that way for thousands of years, and may continue to be. Peat is humus. The compost, even if mature, is still breaking down and supplying nutrients.

Peat Moss vs Coco Coir | Planet Natural

There's a lot of discussion going on over which soil conditioner is best for your garden: sphagnum peat moss or coconut coir? Sustainability is part of the discussion. Effectiveness is another. Truth is both are great additions to garden soil. Both are natural and plant based. Both help break up ...

Peat and perlite mix... - Ourfigs.com

I just use a 50/50 mix without anything added for rooting, sometimes I'll sprinkle a little bit of lime if I remember to add it but usually it's only peat and perlite. I'm pretty sure all Pro Mix mix is peat and perlite with some lime and mycorrhizae added in.

fires in potting soil - Firehouse Forums - Firefighting ...

Jun 07, 2010· Many brands of potting soil contain peat; peat is used as fuel in some parts of the world. It's not very good, but it works well enough. Potting soil frequently contains matter like manure, and slash (what's left over from harvesting trees- mainly bark). Slash fires that autoignite aren't uncommon.

Peat Filtration - General Aquarium Plants Discussions ...

Mar 26, 2010· I use fluvals peat pellets mostly but have a 50# bag of organic peat in my shed ready for use, I use a filter just for that, mines a HOT250 but you can use any filter, take the guts out put the peatbag in. tigerbarb your Ph is ok, your KH is awesome, your GH is a little high, keep mixing till the GH is between 1-3 and Kh 3-6.

Peat Moss? | Tortoise Forum

May 26, 2010· The statement in the book says that it doesn't seem to be toxic to them or impact the gut if eaten. I would say that it is safe to use, there are probably better things though than just the peat moss as Terryo suggested. I use that same type of peat moss mixed with play sand in a roughly 50/50 mixture with cypress mulch on top.

What are the best and worst peat moss brand. : SavageGarden

All peat harvesting contributes to the decline of peat bogs. The process takes much too long to be sustainable. If you want to avoid a peat mix, try substituting in milled LFS. There are also quite a few other peat free mixes that have been devised depending on the species.

Mixing coco peat, potting soil and vermiculite ...

May 17, 2016· Mixing coco peat, potting soil and vermiculite? Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Abhorsen, May 6, 2016. Page 1 of 2 1 2 ... Im currently planning to use 80/20 peat/vemiculite mix for mold prevention and a great at growing plants in the enclosures. (I actually just made a thread explaining what i wnated to accomplish ...

what do you mix lamberts peat moss with ... - The Home Depot

Years ago, when people were mixing their own soils, then you would need to add addition amendments. This can still be done today, for example if using top soil, you would add 1/3 rd peat moss and 1/3 rd manure. Peat Moss aides in root development, water retention …

Coco peat expansion video - YouTube

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Hypertufa experts Help please. - Houzz

I am only new to working with Hypertufa and have recently made some pots (2weeks ago) The recipe I used contained coir in replacement of the peat moss. The mix was 3coir, 3perlite & 2 portland.cement. The pots are all in sealed bags and are regularly sprayed with water. They seem to be doing ok ...

The Best DIY Soil Mix Recipe – the Imperfectly Happy home

The best DIY soil mix recipe has been a long time in the making. This DIY soil mix isn't just something I threw together on a whim and hoped it worked; I spent a lot of tireless hours researching this! I love this soil as a DIY potting soil and for my Square Foot Garden Boxes. ... There is some discussion as to whether peat moss is ...

Ray Peat Forum

Apr 28, 2019· I was surprised to see that there wasn't a thread dedicated to discussing people's experience with it so here we go. At the risk of stating the obvious, it is just raising the head of your bed 6 inches and sleeping at an incline.

THE COMPARATIVE MOISTURE-ABSORBING AND …

The time required to reach the saturated condition of peat, or mix- tures rich in peat, was found to be greatly reduced by preliminary moistening since air-dried peat absorbs water with difficulty. The maximum moisture-holding capacity and moisture equivalent of each material and of each mixture of materials were determined in the usual manner.

Peat Moss Topdressing pH : lawncare - reddit.com

My turf soil ph is around 7.6, so I seriously considered using peat moss to lower my ph. The amounts required are unrealistic. For reference, when I grow blueberries, I mix peat moss and native soil 50/50 and still need to supplement with elemental sulphur and acidifying fertilizers to stave off iron chlorosis.

Cow Manure/peat Compost | Grasscity Forums - The #1 ...

Jul 26, 2014· Of the two id go with peat and steer/cow manure. Dont know why everyones so down on that mix as jerry said it can easily be amended and can become much better if youve got a few ingredients already and a few weeks to let the soil "do its thing."

What are some recipes or mix designs for making hypertufa?

Mix Designs & Recipes These mix designs and recipes were kindly submitted by members. Thanks to all who contributed! There are numerous recipes! The heavier your ingredients the heavier your final project. When reading a recipe for concrete or hypertufa, cement should be the first ingredient l...

Peat moss based mix? - Grasscity Forums

Oct 05, 2012· I guess really it will be 20 cu ft of peat and 5 cu ft of perlite for the heavy nutrient mix and the same for the top mix. Alright i tried to make sense but make questions if u need[/quote] without investing a bit of money in your initial soil mix I would use the following on a per cubic foot basis: kelp meal ( a must have) 1/2 cup alfalfa meal ...

Peat moss and sand | Page 2 | Bonsai Nut

Jan 27, 2013· The thing about soil mix discussions is that it it not just about the mix. Each mix is optimized in conjunction with a number of related factors - watering, fertilizing, climate, pH range of the tree, size and shape of the pot, etc, etc. I have seen people keep trees healthy in a number of unconventional soils including one quite poor draining ...

Harmonizing Peat and Lime - Sun Gro Horticulture

Nov 18, 2005· Harmonizing Peat and Lime November 18, 2005 6:46 pm. Read More in The Sun Gro'er Issue 3/3 (2005) Growing media pH is a perennial subject of interest in our industry. One reason is that unlike mineral soils where plants grow naturally, peat mixes are not well buffered against pH changes.

Peat moss won't get wet! - The Lawn Forum

Sep 08, 2017· This year when I seeded my little reno area, I did a light (and I mean light) dusting of peat. I then took the hand wand and used the misting setting for an hour, then switched to the fan setting amd water a light mist for another hour. Took a while, but this worked. Got the peat wet the first day, and kept it …

Study on Strength of Peat Soil Stabilised with Cement and ...

Study on Strength of Peat Soil Stabilised with Cement and Other Pozzolanic 435 Fig. 3: Peat Soil Mix. Fig. 4: Testing of Peat Soil Sample in UCC Machine 3.3 Determination of Strength for Lime Treated Soil The lime is added to the peat soil sample as percentage of dry soil mass in the range of 10%,30% and 50% respectively.

The Real Dirt on Peat Moss | GardenRant

Apr 30, 2009· Even so peat moss is a horrible product and Miracle Gro Potting Mix is a horrible product as well. You will not stop people from buying peat moss on the envronmental front. Educating them as to why it is bad will do the job with far better results.

Peat moss soil test result and question. - terraforums.com

Jul 14, 2004· *Update* 150 initially ppm. after 30 mins its 125 ppm. Hello, * I took a sample of peat/silica about half a small plastic dixicup full of watter (peat included+distilled watter) and let it settle for 30 seconds or so i then poured the watter off the top approximately 1/3rd of cloudy watter into a separate plastic pixie cup and did a TDS meeter test on it, i got a result of 150 PPM (parts per ...

How the Canadian Peat Moss Industry is Working to Restore ...

Oct 18, 2018· Both the study and your article provided comments on the state of peatlands and peat. I am following up with you directly in the interests of providing additional clarity and factual information related to Canadian peatlands and peat that may assist you in future discussions related to peat and peat …

Potting Soil for Carnivorous Plants: 5 Steps (with Pictures)

Potting Soil for Carnivorous Plants: I recently decided to give raising carnivorous plants another shot and found out quite a bit about the potting soil and other requirements. They do vary some between the different plant species but there are certain elements in them that are the s...

Successful Potting Mix Recipes - Ourfigs.com

Successful Potting Mix Recipes 03-23-2015, 08:59 PM ... I plan on trialing 2 new mixes longterm, the 5-1-1-1 mix without peat as mentioned by Al Tapla in one of the discussions and a Gravel - Sand mix which Ive trialed successfully with fig culture. Update; 5/1/2018

Peat moss and sand | Bonsai Nut

Jan 26, 2013· Due to the tap water pH (alkaline) and hot dry weather in my area, I have been using a lot of peat moss in my soil mix. My favorite mix is inorganic part (coarse sand, turface or oil-dri/ pumice or lava cinder= 1/1): ornanic part (peat moss / fir ground = 1/1) with ratio 1:1 or 2:1 depending on what type of tree. All of my trees is so far so good.

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