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10 Litre Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss - Seed Germination Grow Medium - Growing Aids

10 Litre Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss - Seed Germination Grow Medium - Growing Aids

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Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss is a 100% sustainable product.
Sphagnum Peat Moss is used in horticulture because of its excellent physical and chemical properties. It is a natural, organic soil conditioner, with a unique structure that provides a good balance of water around plant roots for healthy plant growth.
It can be used as a seed germinating medium, mixed into potting mixes and added into soil to bind sandy soil or loosen clay soil.
Canadian sphagnum peat moss (CSPM) is partially decomposed sphagnum moss. Its large cell structure enables it to absorb air and water like a sponge. Although peat moss does not contain nutrients, it adsorbs nutrients added to or present in the soil releasing them over time as the plants require.
This saves valuable nutrients which are otherwise lost through leaching. There are 270 million acres of natural peat lands in Canada. Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss is derived from the slow decomposition of sphagnum moss which accumulates in Canada’s bogs (or peat lands).
Canada has more than 25% of the world’s approximately one billion acres of peat land.
One might ask how it is harvested in a sustainable way. Harvesters clear bogs of vegetation and then dig shallow ditches to lower the water table so that the peat will dry and that the equipment necessary to harvest the peat can operate on the field. Once a bog is ditched, harvesting begins.
Harrows loosen the top peat moss which then dries in the sun for two to three hours before being vacuumed into large harvesters. It is transported from the field to the plant where it is screened, graded and baled for storage or shipment.
Benefits include:
It can hold up to 20 times its dry weight in water. This water is then slowly released to the plants as needed.
It is high in organic matter, which improves soil structure.
It stores nutrients and reduces leaching of nutrients that are easily lost.
It decomposes slowly, which means it lasts longer than regular compost.
It contains up to 2.5% total nitrogen which is slow released.
It can be used to improve soil for lawns, flower and vegetable gardens, trees and shrubs, and indoor plants.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of this product, we are unable to ship this item to buyers outside the borders of South Africa.

On offer is a 10 Litre Bag

Maximum of 50 Litre per Shipment

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30 Days: If you are not entirely happy with this item you may return the unused item to us within 30 days for a full refund.

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