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Is the moss harvested by jet washing my driveway a good soil?

I was just thinking about this a couple of days ago as I scooped up moss near my garden and replaced it with hemlock mulch. The moss is still alive, it's very hardy. Plus, it's home to untold ...
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Is the moss harvested by jet washing my driveway a good soil?

It's not soil, and it's not effectively peat, (first, it's almost certainly the wrong species, second, it's not long dead and sitting in bog water, which is a succinct description of what the ...
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What is the benefit of using peat?

Peat has been extensively used for years as a soil amendment or an ingredient in the mix for potting composts. Nutrient level is low to non existent, but because it holds onto water, it can also ...
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What is Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss and is it any Sphagnum sourced from Canada?

I ended up buying a single unit of both these products and several other peat moss products from various stores, and pH testing them (at home, not professionally). Here are my results: Miracle Gro ...
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Is neutralizing peat moss necessary?

If what you're potting into the mix you mention is a Rabbit's Foot fern, that is the correct potting mix for it, because these ferns prefer a low soil mixture. I don't know what other references you'...
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What is the benefit of using peat?

It can absorb a lot of water and release it as it is needed. But you are right, it has not much nutrients, and pure peat is also very acid.
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Why do people use peat pots?

Peat pots make quick work of starting seeds. The beauty of using peat pots is that transplanting the seeds into the garden becomes a snap. The pot breaks down and becomes part of the soil. There is no ...
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Peat moss substrate for Cactus and Lemons

For your lemons and strawberries this will probably do (use pots with drainage holes though), but for cacti it is advisable to use something else (with better drainage capacity, and less peat). You ...
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How to root basil cuttings without putting them in water?

Yes, you can root basil in regular garden potting soil, either rich soil from the garden or peat based mixes. The only difference really is that you don't get the feedback of being able to see the ...
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Peat Pellet Problem, Root bound after Transplanting

I have a similar story - I saw a recommendation online that talked about putting some peat mix in paper pulp egg cartons, sowing seeds in them and then planting out the separated egg cups with soil ...
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