What is Sphagnum Peat Moss?
Sphagnum Peat Moss is a natural organic soil conditioner and growing medium that regulates moisture and air around plant roots. It is harvested from peat bogs in the northern hemisphere including Canada, U.S.A, Russia, and northern Europe. Our peat moss is sourced from sustainably harvested peat bogs in Canada.
What are the benefits it provides?
As our peat moss originates in natural peat bogs without any soil contamination, it is free of plant pathogens, weed seeds, mineral salts and heavy metals. In addition, Sphagnum Peat Moss:
- Has a high water holding capacity, retaining up to 20x its weight in moisture, slowly releasing it as plants need.
- Provides superior Cationic Exchange Capacity (CEC) to optimize plant growth.
- Protects soil from hardening and adds some organic material.
- Boasts an outstanding air filled porosity (AFP), allowing roots to grow and expand to their fullest potential.
How do I use Sphagnum Peat Moss?
We recommend you have Sphagnum Peat Moss make up approximately one third (⅓) of your base mix.
Cut the 25L of 'SuperSoil' Compost Mix with 25L of Peat Moss and 20L of Aeration ingredient (Pumice/Scoria/Rice Hulls/Perlite) if you wish to use it at the base of your pot.
Cut the 'SuperSoil' Compost Mix with equal parts Peat Moss in the ratio of 1:1 if you wish to top feed with it.
A Note On Sustainability
The bogs from which peat moss is sourced are one of the most distinctive kinds of wetlands. These are vital ecosystems so it is imperative that conservation efforts and environmentally responsible harvesting procedures exist. Unfortunately, many of the peat bog wetlands in Europe have been over-harvested and as a result no longer exist. For these reasons we have sourced our peat moss from Canada, where over 25% of the worlds peat bogs are found, and the peat industry only operates on 15% of their total reserves.