Peat Moss vs. PittMoss® Prime


by Ashley Mariani November 04, 2016 1 Comment

What makes PittMoss Prime different from Peat Moss?

We hear that question a lot, so we decided to shed some light on the subject. There are 3 areas that we will focus on to clear up the confusion. 1) Why it is used 2) How is it produced? 3) How do you grow in it?

Let's begin shall we?

Why is it used?

Peat Moss is added to soil to provide a moderate increase in water absorption and nutrient absorption. It also has qualities that increase soil aeration. 

PittMoss Prime is used for all the same reasons, but provides superior performance and results. It also reduces water logging, encourages microbial growth in roots and soil, and reduces runoff and ground water pollution. These qualities make your plants grow bigger and stronger. In all of our studies, adding PittMoss to potting and gardening soil increases growth performance.

 

How is it produced?

Peat moss is mined from peat bogs, which trap 30% of our planets CO2. Also, roughly 90% is imported into the United States, further increasing its carbon footprint. Peat Moss doesn't retain water naturally. It must be processed with wetting agents. The quality of and amount of contamination in peat varies from one manufacturer and batch to another.

PittMoss Prime is made from upcycled newspaper comprised of cellulosic fiber and soy-based ink for a completely organic and sustainable growing medium. This manufacturing process ensures product quality and consistency. All PittMoss products are always free of bugs, weeds or contaminants, that can be found in peat.

 

How do you grow in it?

Peat Moss requires ingredients such as perlite or vermiculite to be added to make potting mixes. Also, peat can be added directly to native garden soil.

 

PittMoss Prime is an engineered fiber that replaces not only peat moss, but also vermiculite and perlite. Simply add it to potting mixes, compost, or native soil to grow bigger and stronger plants. After planting, all PittMoss gardening products will require less water and fertilizer than peat.

 

And there you have it. Those are the basic differences between peat moss and PittMoss Prime. Have any questions or suggestions for the blog? Email us at info@pittmoss.com.

Happy Gardening!

 




Ashley Mariani
Ashley Mariani

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1 Response

Jon
Jon

April 14, 2017

I love it’s the best replacement of all natural soil I’ve heard of thank u sir for making the best soil

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