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JBL Florapol and granulated peat questions . . .

Wookii

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  • Has anyone used this product as a base layer, particularly under sand or other inert substrates?
  • If so, does it live up to its marketing and really provide a long term nutrient supply?
  • Also does it stay in firm/solid granules, rather than break down in the water over time?
  • Does anyone know what it is made of, and are there any better alternatives?

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Wookii

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I've changed the thread title as I'm also trying to find out if granulated peat products, are the same as (and therefore an acceptable substitute for) loose peat moss in terms of nutrient content, humic/fulvic acids and CEC. Does anyone know?

A few of the peat products I've seen:




The idea being these will be easier to handle and use, and easier to contain under a sand top layer, than the light loose gardening peat.

My plan would be a mixture of crush lava rock, the Florapol above and the peat granules as a nutrient rich base layer, but I'd welcome suggestions of alternatives?
 
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