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By MikeB
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bcavanau wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:43 am Home Depot - Mosser Lee
I stopped using Mosser Lee years ago, even for drain hole covers in the pots. The quality of this brand of moss is abysmal. The last time that I used it as a top dressing, the moss broke down in 3-4 months and grew a slimy mass of algae. Never again.
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MikeB wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:07 am
bcavanau wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:43 am Home Depot - Mosser Lee
I stopped using Mosser Lee years ago, even for drain hole covers in the pots. The quality of this brand of moss is abysmal. The last time that I used it as a top dressing, the moss broke down in 3-4 months and grew a slimy mass of algae. Never again.
Good to know. I will steer clear.
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bcavanau wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:43 am Both Home Depot and Lowes has sphagnum moss near me.

These are the two available, both appear to be available online as well.

Home Depot - Mosser Lee
Lowes - Better Grow Orchid
Mosser Lee is CRAP. Don't know about Better grow.
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By Panman
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I find Better Gro to be a good moss. It has a few roots and twigs, but not very many. It seems to last a long time without breaking down. Unfortunately, I have bought some of the Mosser Lee but haven't used it yet.
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Panman wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:44 pm I find Better Gro to be a good moss. It has a few roots and twigs, but not very many. It seems to last a long time without breaking down. Unfortunately, I have bought some of the Mosser Lee but haven't used it yet.
It's loaded with junk. Horrible stuff. I get Besgrow. It's worth the cost.
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I may just use the Mosser for under my live sphagnum. I just ordered 7 packages of Best Gro from Lowes online. They are out of it in the stores and Best Gro says that they are limited on what they can provide because of shipping issues. It may be a few months before they have more in the stores.

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