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Peat Substitutes - from the SFG Foundation

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Peat Substitutes - from the SFG Foundation

Post  sfg4uKim on 6/11/2012, 4:14 pm

Thought I'd share what the SFG Foundation put in the latest Teacher's newsletter:

someone objects to the use of peat moss in our famous Mel's Mix. The argument
has been made that the harvest of peat moss, as it is has been practiced by
some companies, is not sustainable. You can see the Wikipedia article on "peat moss" for
further information. Although we still recommend peat moss as the most
desirable choice for SF gardens, there are a few natural alternatives available
for those who may object to peat moss. These are coir, kelp fiber and redwood
fiber. Coir is a natural fiber
extracted from the husks of coconut. Kelp fiber is made from kelp, which is seaweed.
Redwood fiber can be harvested in a sustainable manner from Redwood trees.


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