Vern wrote:Oh really? Why was it so bad?
It had lots of sticks and grass in it, if I recall correctly, and it fairly quickly turned to green mush. It never had the "airiness" that the good NZ stuff does.
There is a brief article
about the different LFS on the ICPS site.
If you think of the Mosser Lee stuff as a "high class peat substitute" it has its uses. Since it's much cheaper than the Chilean/New Zealand LFS I like to use it to line my containers to keep the peat/sand from washing out. I also use it for mixes that I want to be just a little bit airier. I've also potted some stuff in 100% Mosser Lee and they do great, but this was before I tried Chilean LFS.
I say if you can afford it get both, the ML definitely has it's uses. But if the only thing you need it for is top dressing the soil or as a soil amendment for a plant that really requires quality LFS than get the better stuff.
When you see them side by side and actually work with them the differences are clear.