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Recent Examples on the Web For most people, shredded peat moss is the best thing to store them in. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Oct. 2021 Harvesting sphagnum peat moss from bogs has become an environmental concern, and peat-free mixes are available. Washington Post, 17 May 2021 Scrub the crust off the pot, then replant into fresh potting mix (NOT planting mix, dirt, peat moss, etc.). Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 July 2021 After cutting back the leaves, allow corms to dry in front of a fan for a day or two, then store them in vermiculite or peat moss somewhere cool and dry, but above freezing. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 17 May 2021 Also forget the peat moss, pine bark and washed concrete sand. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 15 Mar. 2021 Its contents included a chicken-less chicken coop, a bag of peat moss for who knows what, assorted shovels, and several red gasoline cans. Arielle Dollinger, House Beautiful, 25 Mar. 2021 Let the corms dry out a bit, then place in a 5-gallon bucket of peat moss, perlite or vermiculite. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 18 Mar. 2021 My plan was to rototill about 5 inches of the clay soil and then rototill 4 inches of sand, 2 inches of compost, and 2 inches of peat moss into the 4 inches of clay. oregonlive, 6 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of peat moss

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peat moss was in 1848

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22 Oct 2021

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“Peat moss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of peat moss

: a type of moss that usually grows on wet land and that is used by gardeners as a fertilizer, for growing plants in pots, etc.

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Kids Definition of peat moss

: a spongy brownish moss of wet areas that is often the chief plant making up peat

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