Miracle Gro Peat Moss?

Greg(z8, San Antonio)November 23, 2012

Hello everyone! I recently used the last of the small bag of peat moss that I was using to make the 1-1-1 soil mix. The only type of small bag of peat moss now offered at both the local Home Depot and the local nursery is Miracle Gro peat moss with Miracle Gro fertilizer mixed in with it. This "new and improved" peat moss has me confused.... Has anyone used this type in their 1-1-1 mix? If so, did you adjust your wicking solution to account for the fertilizer in the Miracle Gro peat moss? Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks!

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irina_co(z5 CO)

Stross -

you probably can use it - just do not fertilize your plants for a couple of months to use up the fertilizer.

Don't they carry these big bales of Canadian peat moss - 3 cubic feet - for $11? You just need to sieve it to remove the sticks. If you do not have place to store it - your friends with the gardens would love to use it up.

I.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 10:29PM
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Greg(z8, San Antonio)

Thanks, Irina. I was thinking about doing the no fertilizer thing. Had not thought about using a big bale and sieving it. Good suggestions! Thanks again.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 11:15PM
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tommyr_gw

For NORMAL plants it's alright I guess but I don't like that they put ferts in ALL of their mixes (even Perlite). I grow carnivorous plants and it's NOT GOOD for them at all. It can kill them. They need to stop adding stuff to their mixes. It's not a good thing at all IMHO.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 8:57PM
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Greg(z8, San Antonio)

I agree, tommyr. Sometimes "new and improved" isn't. lol Fortunately, I found a bag of Fertilome peat moss at another nursery. Just plain old peat moss, thank goodness.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 12:15AM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Hmmm - seems there is a very good reason for improvement - take $8 worth of peat moss, add 50 cents worth of fertilizer, repack - in Miracle Grow bag - and sell for $36 a baggie.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 12:25PM
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