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Gardening Tools & Accessories : Using Peat Moss in Gardening

September 6, 2019

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”.


  • Reply Kyle P December 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    thanks stan your the man

  • Reply mikertones May 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm


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  • Reply desprado. March 2, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Stan has a good voice.

  • Reply The blue Fox kid March 11, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Do Venus Flytraps need Peat moss?

  • Reply All About Boxing April 9, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Thank you for getting straight to the point. Watched like 15 videos with people rambling on and on and not getting to the point. Thank you again.

  • Reply David S June 1, 2018 at 10:02 am

    "…millions of years…" Right, whatever.

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