I usually hold onto the stuff I buy for a week or two. I try to avoid it drying out by keeping it in a mason jar with a nice seal.
Also, a friend sugested throwing and orange peel in there. I did this but today i noticed it was moldy so I ditched that quicker than the plague. I had it in a bag with holes so I don't think anything the the intense smell of rotting orange it affected the pot.
So, did his theory have a huge flaw or am I missing something? Anyone heard of this before?