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Old 03-16-2011, 11:45 PM
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Peat Use

There were a lot of people using something called Pro Mix back in the 70's and maybe 80's on their orchids. A mix of Peat and pearlite - not sure what else. I used to use peat a lot to grow tomatoes because it's acidic. Some dealers were saying that it inhibited fungus and mold. Salesmen - they'll say anything! Anyway I started losing a lot of seedlings to mildew and other fungus problems. I switched to my own mix of coconut fiber and etc. Not so much probs but I still keep an eye on them and the cinnamon and sulfur handy.

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