Carnivorous Plants/soil mix


last summer ( about late July) I mixed up some carnivorous plant mix of equal parts peat moss and perlite for my temperate carnivorous plants, I made some extra ( about 3-4 gallons ) and put it in a 5 gallon bucket with a garbage bag on top. i also rinsed it and squeezed out the water (using mineral free water) to take out built up minerals a few days ago. should it be fine to use or should I get new peat moss?

Hi Dillon,

It depends.  If the soil was stored dry it's fine.  If it was stored wet, it may have broken down.  Pick up a handful and smell it.  If it has a regular "peat moss smell" it's fine.  If it has a sulfury foul smell, then don't use it, mix up fresh media.  If it's broken down, it will often be lighter in color too along with the sulfur/rotten egg smell.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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