Now what are we going to use instead of peat?
No getting around it, it's a limited resource
from an important ecosystem on the edge.
It's an eye opener even to consider the energy involved in
transfering this material around the continent. It's far too wet to
be shipped when it's first scooped out of a bog -- perhaps in
Ontario, so energy is expended there to dry it and bale it. Then,
its entire trail to market will be redolent of gasoline
So even if it was as common as dirt -- which it is not --it's
loaded with ecological expense. We're glad to be taking a look at
it even in "small" quantities in potting mixes because it's a big
little topic to tackle.
Bring yourself up to speed regarding peat in gardens and
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