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By Intheswamp
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I've been thinking of trying an experiment. Take some live sphagnum moss and fill its container fairly full with water. Give it a few days to "stew". Then use that sphagnum tainted water to water seeds and leaf-cuttings planted in a peat-based grow mix. I'm curious about the effects of the sphagnum's antibiotic/antifungal qualities and natural tendency to promote healthy plants and whether it would make a positive (or negative) difference in the seedling/plantlet's growth. After the rain we just got I've already got one *very* brittle Sterilite container full of moss that I'm afraid to tip over to empty. Now, if I can just get off my dear rear and plant something before I move the moss to a new container I'll try the moss water out.
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By andynorth
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Intheswamp wrote: Sun Nov 12, 2023 10:27 pm Now, if I can just get off my dear rear and plant something before I move the moss to a new container I'll try the moss water out.
Put the mouse down and slowly step away from the keyboard. :D :D :D
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By MikeB
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I've noticed that my Sarracenia always grow better in pots with live sphagnum on the surface.
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