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By Jeremias159
Posts:  82
Joined:  Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:10 pm
#213854
Hi,
I was wondering if u can find Sphagnum moss in the bush, as i have not been able to buy REAL living Sphagnum moss. I have seen some people trying to sell other mosses as Sphagnum moss though. So I thought why not find some(or buy if u guys can tell me a reliale and cheap source in Tauranga) and grow it. I live rural and there are plenty of moss types, but i dont know which one is Sphagnum. I aöso do not know if i am even going to find Sphagnum. If not, are there any other types of moss that I can use that work and grow in NZ?
By Mufasa
Posts:  858
Joined:  Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:45 am
#213861
i think NZ has the favorite moss for CP growers, i'm not sure if it's legal to go and grab some, but you really can just look up pictures of it, and try to find some
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By SFLguy
Posts:  1726
Joined:  Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:29 am
#213868
Sphagnum grows naturally in NZ ave had one of the best anti bacterial/fungal properties of all the species
By Jeremias159
Posts:  82
Joined:  Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:10 pm
#213910
Ill have a go and print out some photos and go to a forest. I dont need much, just enough to let it multiply.
thanks for the information :)

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