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[Killietalk] Treating Peat
After struggling to find some Irish Peat Moss, I found some
I filled a thights socks (worn by women under skirts) that have very
fine holes, which should leave the very fine particles to leave the
sock (it works). After filling it with peat, I rinsed it, and re-rinsed
it for several times ... then filled a pan with water and put the
sock+peat in it and left it to boil for about 15 min. Afterwards I
re-rinsed it with cold water, several times again ... HOWEVER the
tannins seems uncontrollable. After several times of re-rinsing I gave
up, however it was obvious that as soon I add the peat to the water
everything will turn dark brown.
It happened perfectly the same when I added water. Is there something
I'm doing wrong? How can I reduce the tannins from the peat? And will
rinsing the peat several times reduces the effect of softening the
Also, a friend of mine locally, uses a different method to that usually
described to breed annuals ... instead of filling a container with
peat, he covers the whole tank bottom with 1-2cm of peat. What are the
cons and pros, in your opinion, of using this method?
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