[Market-farming] peat moss

Bill Bradshaw billbradshaw at hughes.net
Tue Jun 9 19:49:21 EDT 2009


Andy, good answer, good answer!!! Bill in Texas


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Fellenz" <fellenz at fltg.net>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 6:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] peat moss


>I have to disagree on this.  The amount of peat mined each year is less
> than is being created.  In Canada, where the majority of US Peat Moss
> comes from there are more than 200 million acres of peat land and
> approximately 40,000 acres are being mined.  On a net basis, there is
> more peat being created each year than is being used for horticultural
> purposes.  The bigger threat to peat lands is agricultural development
> where the wetlands containing peat are drained and converted to crop land.
>
> Coir also has some issues, most prominently the fact that it is shipped
> from halfway around the world, so it has a fairly large carbon footprint.
>
> My main point is that each amendment has pluses and minuses and one
> should be aware of what they are rather than unequivocally condemning or
> praising them.
>
> Andy
>
> Garth & Kim Travis wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> It is an environmental disaster, it is mined and takes hundreds of years
>> to form.  Coir works just as well, is an environmental godsend.  It is
>> made from the waste stream so using it is good for the world.
>> Bright Blessings,
>> Kim
>>
>> Franklin W. Davis wrote:
>>
>>>   Hi Folks...recently while asking about using peat moss in my
>>> garden on an organic gardening forum I was shrilly put down for
>>> wanting to use it because it was in short supply worldwide. Is that
>>> true? Franklin
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