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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:08 pm    Post subject: Compost for Sarracenias Reply with quote

I will want to divide and repot my very healthy Sarracenia in the spring. The recommended compost is made up using fine pine milled bark, amongst other things. Iím having difficulty sourcing any here: all I can find is a ready made orchid compost that contains calcium, so thatís a no-no.
Do any of you grow these lovely carnivores? Iím thinking of trying some outside, next year.
Do any of you know of a supplier?
I may have to go down the diy route and use the magimix! Iíll only need a few cupfuls.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are growing wild on woodfield bog clara co Offaly and on a raised bog in Kildare no special mix required there, Acid soil and lots of water not tap water. though.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think iíll go for peat - no shortage on the mountain up from me, with some grit and sphagnum moss. The bog is ok for outdoors I expect but for indoors some grit is recommended in any source Iíve found. The water from my rainwater barrel is good for indoor orchids too.
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