peat moss

noun

Examples of peat moss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then dunk some peat moss in water to the point of saturation, mingle your date seeds within its fibers, and place moss and seeds inside a sealed plastic bag at room temperature. Joshua Siskin, Orange County Register, 25 May 2024 Cover Material Storage: This space or compartment stores cover materials, such as sawdust or peat moss, which are added to the solids container after each use to aid in composting and odor management. Debbie Wolfe, Popular Science, 15 May 2024 It is often lined with a compostable bag and filled with carbon-rich materials like sawdust, peat moss, or coconut coir, which aid in drying the waste and controlling odors. Debbie Wolfe, Popular Science, 15 May 2024 Insert the end into a small pot filled with a peat moss and perlite mix, and place it indoors in bright indirect light. Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 May 2024 Bag Size: 3 pounds (expands to 12 quarts) | Organic: Yes Key Terms to Know Sphagnum peat moss: A common ingredient that’s found in many potting soils, sphagnum peat moss can help soils retain moisture but also allow enough drainage to prevent root rot. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 May 2024 Amend soil as necessary with materials like compost, manure, wood clippings, and sphagnum peat moss. Patricia Shannon, Southern Living, 22 Mar. 2024 One respondent noticed how well packaged their plant was: The soil surface was covered in peat moss and taped in place with packing tape. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Feb. 2024 Store rhizomes in a plastic bag filled with slightly damp peat moss or sand. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 21 Feb. 2024

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peat%20moss. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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