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Post  wyldhawk9 on 4/17/2016, 11:20 pm

I bought some of this stuff by mistake. Anyone else use this or have any idea what the proper ratio is when making Mel's mix and using premoistened peat instead of the dry stuff? Thanks!
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Post  Kelejan on 4/18/2016, 2:03 am

I think it is hard to say. I would say still use the equal volume method of one-third each.

The peat moss will not be any smaller in volume.  If you have any dry peat, fluff some up then measure out a bucket full, and then take a bucketful of the pre-moistened stuff.

Then moisten the dry and see if it expands or shrinks in volume.
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Post  wyldhawk9 on 4/18/2016, 6:54 am

@Kelejan wrote:I think it is hard to say. I would say still use the equal volume method of one-third each.

The peat moss will not be any smaller in volume.  If you have any dry peat, fluff some up then measure out a bucket full, and then take a bucketful of the pre-moistened stuff.

Then moisten the dry and see if it expands or shrinks in volume.

That seems like a good idea Kelejan. Thanks!
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Post  Kelejan on 4/18/2016, 10:21 am

@wyldhawk9 wrote:
@Kelejan wrote:I think it is hard to say. I would say still use the equal volume method of one-third each.

The peat moss will not be any smaller in volume.  If you have any dry peat, fluff some up then measure out a bucket full, and then take a bucketful of the pre-moistened stuff.

Then moisten the dry and see if it expands or shrinks in volume.

That seems like a good idea Kelejan. Thanks!

You will have to be patient when moistening the peat as it will take ages.  But please do it for the sake of adding to our pool of actual knowledge. Thank you, wyldehawk. Very Happy
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