Ground Peat in Substrate


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Jan 24, 2005
Tom recommended adding Scott's ground peat to the substrate of a non CO2 tank. Checking my local nurseries and HD, I was not able to find any. I called Scott's, they stated that Scott's had merged with Miracle Gro, and they did have it, but upon checking further, I discovered that the peat was enhanced, which is not what I think we want. Any suggestions as to who produces ground peat and where it can be purchased? :gw :D :D


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Jan 24, 2005
Re: Ground Peat in Substrate

Using Jiffy 7 peat pellets is much easier than the baled stuff at the garden
centers. A bag of 24 pellets is $3.25 from It is finely milled and has no twigs and branches
in it to cull: the darling of the killie crowd :) It needs to be soaked in water
for a few days then squeeze them and place in a bowl (I use a stainless steel
bowl) and pour boiling water over them, allowing to cool then final squeeze
before using. This leaches out any fertilizers and CaCO3. Just remove the
netting and squash them down on the bottom glass, easy-cheesey.


As to leonardite (Black Diamond) I'll try to find a place that is close to you
to save on shipping. :D