Definitions for "Peat Moss"
The partially decayed remains of sphagnum moss.
The partially decomposed remains of mosses harvested commercially from the wild. Though difficult to wet initially, peat moss can absorb up to 25 times its own weight in water and is therefor valued as a an organic soil amendment. Peat moss is acidic --with a pH of about 3 or 4.0-- and should only be used around acid-loving plants or to help lower the pH of alkaline soils. Sphagnum moss is generally recommended over standard peat moss. Note, however, that some sphagnum moss carries a disease causing fungus that you should protect yourself against: wash thoroughly after handling and, especially if you have wounds, consider wearing gloves.
Tourbe-mousse Moos, m Esfagno Partially decomposed sphagnum moss, often added to soil to increase moisture retention.
A common tank substrate found at most hardware stores, ie Lowes, Home Depot, etc.
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