Using Peat Moss in Gardening

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Peat moss will help ensure you have good soil for your garden. Learn about gardening with peat moss from an award-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. View Video Transcript

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb" for On Gardening. You know one of the most important parts of growing a garden is good soil. And having good soil usually implies having some organic material like peat moss. This happens to be good Canadian peat. If you have good Canadian peat, well you're going to help hold that water, and you're going to help hold those nutrients. Peat is important in houseplants and flower gardens, vegetables; you have to have some organic matter if you're going to have good results. Remember of course there's Canadian peat, there's Michigan peat, there's actually Florida peat. Many parts of the country have peat. Peat has been of course underneath a bog situations for literally millions of years. Peat moss can help hold moisture about ten times, and it can also help hold nutrients that you are applying to your plants. When you get ready to have peat moss to your garden, add about 25 percent of your garden soil with peat, along with some minerals. Make sure you've got an adequate supply of water, and also make sure you've got air. Peat moss can help make you the green thumb of the neighborhood. For On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb".