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As a soil mix, is it wise to use both coco peat and peat moss to have the good of both the worlds?

Since some plants requires soil to dry out in between watering, peat moss will compact and pull away from the edges of the pot. It also gets a lot harder to re-wet peat moss once it dries. While this is not the case with coco peat, coco peat is devoid of nutrients (?) And I am wondering if mixing them both makes sense or not.

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    Peat does not have any nutrients either, so you'd be mixing two nutrient free substances together. – Bamboo Feb 15 '20 at 17:01
  • @Bamboo but peat is dead plants, right? I thought that's why it is more acidic and why people still buy peat moss. youtu.be/MvYZdxVipAo – 4-K Feb 15 '20 at 17:03
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    Yes, it is acidic - but it doesn't have any nutrients, like coco peat. – Bamboo Feb 15 '20 at 19:02
  • Peat is used for two reasons: it acidify soil (some plant require it), and it can absorb a lot of water, so it can give roots necessary water without need to water so often (e.g. in sandy soils). And as last reason (usually not cited): peat is an "herbicide". nothing growth were there is much peat, so it work also as mulching. – Giacomo Catenazzi Feb 17 '20 at 8:34
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    I've learn the same as Bamboo (so no/low on nutrients). OTOH it is not a big concern to me: peat is being forbidden in my country (for environmental concerns, where it is taken). – Giacomo Catenazzi Feb 17 '20 at 10:20

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