peat moss


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Another option is to remove soil from the tuber and store it in peat moss or vermiculite in a dark, cool (50 degrees) location for its dormant period. Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 12 Feb. 2023 Keep in Mind: This mix does include sphagnum peat moss. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Feb. 2023 The sale of peat moss in England will be banned starting in 2024 because of environmental concerns. oregonlive, 12 Dec. 2022 The new, thinking gardener no longer uses peat moss for anything. Jeff Lowenfels | Alaska Gardening And Growing, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Feb. 2023 Fill it halfway with a peat moss, potting soil, and perlite mixture. Bryce Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Jan. 2023 Use a planting mixture of peat moss, potting soil and perlite. Bryce Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Jan. 2023 Many bagged soils contain peat moss, and some gardeners make their own soil mix with it. oregonlive, 12 Dec. 2022 There are over 285 species of peat moss, all belonging to the genus Sphagnum. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 22 July 2010 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peat moss was in 1848

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“Peat moss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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