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By Panman
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Joined:  Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:41 pm
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I have gotten 3 gallon zip lock bags of live sphagnum moss that were harvested from a bog by the owner of the bog. It looks fabulous but I am a bit concerned about trying to prep it so that it is safe for my plants. I am thinking multiple washings and leaving it outdoors this winter to try to kill off any critters. Anyone have any other suggestions?
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By MikeB
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My 2¢ worth: I've never picked up any pests from wild sphagnum moss.
By steve booth
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Joined:  Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:15 am
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Ive never worried about this, but if you have soem concerns put it outside for a couple of days but keep it wet, or submerge in rainwater for a day.
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Steve
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