Maybe next time take a wheel barrow down to the bog.
I use the 1/3 rulehow much humus do you mix with a bale of peat?
In Canada they started regulating the Peat industry. I think they saw what was happening in England/Scotland where they are using it for fuel to burn and heat stuff.
Peat moss is a non-renewable resource.
It take many many many years (100s -1000s) for the peat bogs to turn into peat moss (not sure where the term moss comes from).
Its a beautiful thing.
Peat Bogs = great place to go fishing. Supports a lot of wildlife. Good stuff.
Also most of the bogs in Canada are on Crown land (government property). You just cant go digging stuff up without permission, eh?I read/saw/heard/IDK that harvesting the peat bogs are actually harmful to the earth due to dislodging CO2 and methane pockets etc and as a result, Canada closely monitors and/or controls how much is, or can be extracted per unit of time. I suspect this could be true or applied to anything we humans dig up. I would think it would be a good thing to spread Earth's goodness all over the Earth. Like if we could adopt farming practices that aimed to fertilize the whole crust of the earth so vegetative plants can grow in more places and sustain more humans and animals. If there were more plants, they could scrub more air of carbon.
I can't say what, if anything, it will do. Looking at what I have left over, I'd say 3cf Peat, to 2cf Perlite, to half a bag of Lime is roughly the ratio. So if you threw in another bale of Peat, another bag of Perlite, skipped the Lime, and mixed the two batches together, you'd be pretty close.I think I made a boo boo. Serves me right for not thinking while high but I just mixed all of everything together, so 3cu ft peat, 2 cu ft perlite and all of the Espoma Garden Lime. IDK why I had it in my head that the container sizes was the dose of each. Does anyone think this will be too hot or something? I plan to use more Faux Mix, so if possible, I can get new materials, mix those correctly, or even with less or no lime, then mix the 2 Faux Mixes together to even out the overdose of Lime I now have mixed.
You're a life saver, thank you Farside!!!I can't say what, if anything, it will do. Looking at what I have left over, I'd say 3cf Peat, to 2cf Perlite, to half a bag of Lime is roughly the ratio. So if you threw in another bale of Peat, another bag of Perlite, skipped the Lime, and mixed the two batches together, you'd be pretty close.
Never thought of the 'hardpan' aspect of life in your swamps. The glaciers scraped it clean and the moss moved in. Crazy.No fishing in the bog here though. The ice ages left a sort of hardpan about 4’ down, which traps the water and forms the base for the bog. So it’s hills and valleys of that hardpan stuff everywhere with a layer of water and moss on top. Lakes and ponds of all sizes in the valleys, on the sides of the hills, and on top of the hills. Sort of uniformly wet. The lakes are almost all shallow and the only fish in them are tiny stickleback.
Always. Be sure to read the bear story if you missed it. Friggin awesome.You're a good read Weas!
Mega Crop works great with peat based soil-less mixes. My feed schedule is HERE. I use Cal Mag and Pro Tekt in addition but they aren't necessary. @InTheShed uses just the Mega Crop and his plants are doing equally well. To me the combo of peat based soil-less and Mega Crop is about as easy as it gets, and it's economical too. Not a whole bunch of bottles and mixing nutes like the 7 product nute lines.So.... not here to banter about moss with old friends... tho a true gentleman would never let such opportunities pass un-exercised.
I've been growing in pure perlite hempy pots forever and 2 days. I upsized my world and don't like the result of my perlite-snow world. Mixed up some peat moss (myc's included) and some perlite. Tossed in the suggested amount of garden lime. I'm going to create a knockoff OctoPot with engine oil collection pans, SmartPots (fabric bags), and net cups.
I'm currently planning to use MegaCrop for the nutrient source.
Any words of wisdom @farside05 ?