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Post  JamesO 6/7/2022, 2:27 am

Hi everyone. I was just wondering if any of you have used PittMoss in your Mel’s Mix? If you have, which product did you use, and what are your thoughts?

I love the idea, but I’m hesitant to hit the order button due to shipping costs. Between Prime (pure PittMoss), Peat Reduced (30% Pitt, 70% peat treated with a wetting agent), and Coco Coir Mix (60% Pitt, 40% coir), I’m also not sure which to choose. They all seem desirable for one reason or another. 

My primary concern with peat is the hydrophobic nature once dry. PittMoss’s big selling factors for me are the hydrophilic nature and positive environmental impact. 

I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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Post  OhioGardener 6/7/2022, 8:34 am

I experimented with PittMoss when it was first being released, and was unimpressed with it.  It has virtually no nutritional value for plants. I is composted newspaper.  I would not recommend it for Mel's Mix, and certainly not as a substitute for the peat moss.  If you don't want to use peat moss, consider coconut coir.  I have used coconut coir due to its great local availability to me, and have had excellent results with it.

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Post  sanderson 6/7/2022, 2:09 pm

Hi neighbor! I'm in Fresno.

I am sold on peat moss and have my reasons. I can just trot over to HD or Lowes and grab a bag. Others use coir for their reasons. To give you an official SFG Foundation answer, I attached the link to the SFG Foundation web site.

I am a SFG Certified Instructor so if you have any "S J Valley" questions, you can contact me. Or, if you want to see my garden. This is my "thread" on this Forum. https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t22075p200-sanderson-s-urban-sfg-in-fresno-california#304339

https://squarefootgardening.org/2021/02/alternatives-to-peat/

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