3 edition of Gardening With Peat Moss found in the catalog.
September 12, 2007
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||108|
Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Sphagnum Peat Moss for Gardening (1 Quart) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5. The live moss grows on top of the dead moss, and it is the dead moss that forms the peat we use in the garden. Benefits of Adding Peat Moss to the Soil Excellent for increasing water retention in your soil.
1/2 cubic yard of sphagnum peat moss. 1/2 cubic yard of vermiculite. Dump the ingredients in a pile on a smooth, clean surface like a concrete patio or driveway, or on a plastic tarp where you won’t contaminate the mix (for smaller proportions, use a wheelbarrow or garden cart). Break up the peat moss as needed so it isn’t clumped. Growing moss (Bryophyta) is a lovely way to add a little something extra to a gardens, or even just moss plants used as accents, can help bring a sense of tranquility. Growing moss is not hard at all, but doing it successfully requires that you have a little bit of knowledge about what is a moss plant and what causes moss to grow.
Ponds in this restored bog are essential to the development of peat. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association)Nothing is as simple as it seems. Case in point: peat makes a great growing medium that many gardeners rely on for everything from seed starting to amending garden soil. Garden Alchemy is a book that reflects the hope and the FUN of using what tools we do have to become better stewards of our gardens. I dedicated a whole chapter to soil, but one of my favourite parts was all the peat-free potting mix recipes. Why We Need Peat Moss Alternatives.
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Peat moss is an excellent soil supplement to grow vegetables, sprouts, succulents, indoor and outdoor plants. As peat moss is an organic matter unique to bogs, swamps, and other carbon-dense locations, it serves as an excellent addition as the high carbon content by /5().
Have you all read the All New Square Foot Gardening 2nd Edition book on p (section “Only a Little”) that gives a full explanation on why SFGers don’t have to be concerned with peat moss being a nonrenewable source.
It’s a common sense approach to the use of our natural resources and how not to panic or sound the alarm. For instance, we used to get a lot of letters from the UK saying. Peat moss is a non-renewable resource, so use it carefully.
Photo by Fotolia/tortoon Recently I started a garden, and many books I've read recommend using peat moss to improve soil. In the gardening sphere, peat moss is identified as a common medium for planting seedlings. People with sound know-how of gardening have probably heard of it at multiple instances.
Therefore, as a gardening staple with a salient nature, it is important for us to de-mystify it. In the gardening terms, peat moss is the characteristic, dark brown fibrous material resulting from the decomposition.
Undoubtedly, peat moss is a nice product for gardening due to its various benefits. It is good for starting seeds and wonderful for soil amendment. Peat moss has a low pH value, which makes it suitable for acid-bearable plants. However, you cannot use peat moss alone.
It is recommended to mix it with other growing materials. In the vegetable garden, peat moss can moderate extremes in soil dryness and wetness. This is particularly important when growing juicy-fruited plants with tender skins, such as tomatoes. Dry, sandy soils benefit from adding peat moss to retain moisture, and peat moss improves drainage and prevents compaction in dry and wet soils alike.
These qualities make peat moss particularly useful in vegetable gardens, where extremes of dry and wet can negatively impact the growth and production of vegetables.
PEAT MOSS Peat moss makes the soil lighter, more loose and helps with water retention. BLENDED COMPOST Buy or create your own compost using the Lifetime 80 or 65 gallon composters.
A mixture of several different kinds of compost is recommended. Compost is the organic matter that provides the nutrients your plants need to thrive. HOW MUCH TO USE. Peat moss is very common in gardening so it is important to understand what it is, how it works and how to use it to make your plants thrive.
There are many uses of peat moss, such as improving soil, starting seeds, adding it as an amendment, and more. When using peat moss in the garden, it would help if you tested your soil first, because depending on what area you live in, your soil may be more acidic and using peat moss would be disastrous.
If you live in an area where your soil is more alkaline, then peat moss could balance the PH and enhance your garden. How to Plant With Peat Moss. Break up your soil using a garden spade or a rototiller to a depth of 12 inches. Spread a 4-inch-thick layer of peat moss over your soil.
Mix the peat moss. Peat moss is used in gardens as a soil additive. But is it a good idea. See what makes this product controversial in our latest article at Gardener’s : Linsey Knerl. Peat moss works great for containers because it provides your container plants with a lot of organic material.
Peat moss is also good because it preserves moisture, which is important for container plants. Organic Gardening: You may wish to use peat moss for organic gardening.
In this case, make sure to use only organic peat moss. Tags: peat moss, garden, soil, Recently I started a square-foot type garden, and many of the books I’ve read recommend using peat moss to improve the soil. I’ve heard that there are issues regarding peat moss being a nonrenewable resource, plus it’s expensive.
Put your 3 components into a tarp and mix them together really well with a rake or shovel. You might want to wear a mask because the vermiculite and peat moss can be dusty, and it is best to wear a mask.
Once everything is well mixed, shovel the mixture into your raised bed. Next step is to water your new garden soil. Peat moss uses in vegetable gardening. In the vegetable garden, peat moss can moderate extremes in soil dryness and soil wetness.
This is very important when growing juicy-fruited plants with tender skins, such as tomatoes, strawberries, and acid-loving plants and many other fruits and vegetables benefit from peat moss’s lower pH level. Use peat moss as a quarter of your soil mixture. Buy it in compressed bales then cut them open and break up any compressed clods that may have formed before adding them to the raised bed.
Peat moss is especially important in a raised bed because the soil dries out more quickly above ground than it does underground especially if you live in an area with hot, dry summers. Gardeners hail peat moss for its water retention capabilities, too. Sure, peat moss is a thirsty medium, but once it’s completely dry, it takes A LOT of water to get it wet and hydrated again.
The process of rewetting completely dried-out peat is a colossal pain and wastes a lot of water. Should You Use Peat Moss for Gardening, Then. Get free shipping on qualified Peat Moss, Soils products or Buy Online Pick Up in Store today in the Outdoors department.
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It works. What can I say? There is no doubt that adding peat moss to your soil, your potting mix, or rooting mix will provide a much richer soil structure. However, there are some drawbacks to peat moss. The major con in my mind is the source of peat.Ask Natural Life: Does Peat Moss Have a Place in the Ecological Garden?
by Wendy Priesnitz. Q: For many years, bales of peat moss have been on my list of garden supplies each spring and I’ve never given a thought to where peat moss came from.
But earlier, this year, a friend suggested to me that peat is not a sustainable resource and that gardeners around the world are moving away from using it.