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Peat moss is an affordable growing medium with great water holding capacity – but what is the environmental cost of using peat? Read more: https://university.upstartfarmers.com/should-you-use-peat-moss-as-a-growing-medium/ Peat moss – essentially accumulated biomass – has a great water holding capacity and can be a great tool for hydroponic and aquaponics growers. However, peat moss is not a renewable resource, and can cause anaerobic zones if not mixed with other media. More renewable alternatives to peat moss are coco coir and wood pulp products. —————– Timestamps/What’s Covered: 00:36 How Peat Moss is made 01:32 Peat Moss is not very renewable 01:54 Coco Coir 02:53 Peat Moss is not appropriate for all hydroponic systems 03:44 Mixing Peat Moss 06:28 When to use Peat Moss —————– Connect with Bright Agrotech: Website: https://brightagrotech.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrightAgrotech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrightAgrotech Instagram: https://instagram.com/zipgrow —————– Music by: Scott Gratton http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Gratton/ Related PostsWhat Is Clay Balls – Its Role In Hydroponics Gardening – Its Pros And ConsWhat is Perlite? | Pros and ConsPros And Cons Of Hydroponic Gardening – More Productivity Required ElectricityHome Wind Turbines – Pros And ConsPros & Cons of the Black Plastic Used in Vegetable Gardening : Garden SpacePros and Cons of Wind Power

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19 Comments

  • NOYB NOYGDB 1 week ago

    So, if we can't use peat moss, then what good is it? Alternatively, who determines those who are deemed worth to use the limited peat moss available on "sustainable" basis. This is garbage.

  • Hellzyead 1 week ago

    fake news

  • viven Naidoo 1 week ago

    what would you suggest for growing venus flytraps coco coir or peat moss

  • Tim Brown 1 week ago

    Really appreciate your work sir. I am wintering a curcuma in zone 7 in a pot of peat moss. What's your opinion on this please?

  • Dk Khan 1 week ago

    How our plant survive in coco coir because most of the people telling me that it don't have any nutritions in it?

  • abbagus1 1 week ago

    Thanks for the vid, so for wheatgrass you don’t recommend it cos at some point it won’t grow?

  • leedsmanc 1 week ago

    Interestingly this video seems to contradict a lot of lawn advice, in that, peat moss is touted as being a way of adding extra aeration to compacted clay soil (once decomposed and integrated into the soil). This video says that one of peat moss's side effects is that it compacts and causes anaerobic areas in the root zone (and requires an extra medium to counteract this behaviour). I would be interested in whether these two statements contradict each other, and/or which advice is closer to reality. I wonder if there is such a thing as a scientific soil compaction study and comparisons between aeration methods and soil productivity and weed growth.

  • Harol Salenga 1 week ago

    Ive add bamboo fibre…

  • Luck 1 week ago

    Thx man that was super helpful

  • Kalpa Weerakoon 1 week ago

    Could you plz tell me how to prepare the soil to grow blueberries in pots ?

  • Flora Meng 1 week ago

    Would anybody explain if peat moss could help to amend the clay soil into better garden soil ? Thanks!

  • matthew o'dea 1 week ago

    wouid I be safe to use this in my fish tan it has perlite in it I'm planning on capping it with gravel and planting will my fih be ok I bought 50 ltrs of bio bizz organic it has peat moss n perlite in it and a ph of 6.6

  • Carlos Dasilva 1 week ago

    How is it for spreading on top of grass seed? Will it choke the grass seeds seeing as how it’s going to be there long term. Thanks

  • danilko paskudnik 1 week ago

    all ur tomatoes in colorado… right…

  • sofia banda 1 week ago

    can you use this for succulents?

  • Richard Songlong 1 week ago

    very informative, thanks for posting.

  • Green living 1 week ago

    I have watched a video of using only peat moss for growing pine seedling in a nursery in Italy  (which I'm very interested on). Do you think that it is right?

  • Gewgulkan Suhckitt 1 week ago

    Coco coir is incredibly expensive compared to peat moss. $20 for 11 pounds of coco coir at Home Depot vs. maybe $10 to $12 for 2 cubic feet, which I'd guess weighs about 30 pounds dry. They don't tend to sell the peat by weight as moisture content affects the weight a great deal. So you're looking at a cost maybe five or six times as high for coco coir vs peat.

    If you're just planting a few flower pots worth of stuff, that's no big deal, but when you measure your garden in acres, that turns into hundreds and thousands of dollars extra spent for coir.

  • orlando B 1 week ago

    peat moss has never failed me when seeding a new lawn.