Bog Construction

From: Kitt (
Date: Mon Mar 15 1999 - 14:37:15 PST

Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 17:37:15 -0500
From: "Kitt" <>
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Subject: Bog Construction

My 9' x 3' bog is nearing completion. It's lined with Firestone 40
pond liner, and nearly filled with 50% peat and 50% silicone pool
filter sand. It's taken 3 days to carefully combine the two for
even distribution. Seemed like the only way to totally crumble the
peat and mix it well with the sand was little by hand.
Thankfully, we've had heavy rains so everythings getting nicely

I wanted to check a few things with you experienced bogsters:

1. It seemed that the mix "felt right" when I used 4 50# bags
of sand to each 3.8 cu ft of peat. Does this sound about right?

2. The mix is beautifully uhm...fluffy. Do I want it this way or do I
want to firm it down before planting?

3. I'd planned on putting 2" of dried sphagnum moss on top. Is that

At this point, the only things going in are:
Dionaea muscipula \240
Dionaea muscipula \240'Red Dragon'
Dionaea muscipula \240'Green Dragon'
Sarracenia leucophylla
S. 'Dixie Lace'
S. alata
S. flava

Thanks in advance for any/all input.

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