Prices last updated April 7, 2011. Prices are subject to change without notice.
390429___Peat moss-(Scotts sphagnum)--8qt.---4.19 ea
199400___Peat moss--- 1 cu'------------ (currently out of stock)
199401___Peat moss--- 2.2 cu'---------- (currently out of stock)
199402___Peat moss ---3.8 cu'----------$8.99 ea
199403___Peat moss ---5.5 cu'----------$10.99 ea
392903___Berger BM1 Seed Starter Soil---3.8 cu'bale---$25.99 ea
Alert: Garlic bloat nematode June 2011
from UNH Coop Extension Service
In the fall of 2010, garlic bulbs potentially infested with the garlic bloat nematode, Ditylenchus dispsaci, were exported from
Sphagnum peat moss is a valuable organic soil amendment with many horticultural uses. It is probably the most convenient form of organic matter to apply to garden soil. It is often used in place of compost or stable manure because it is readily available and much easier to haul.
The ability of sphagnum peat moss to absorb large amounts of water (up to 20 times its weight) makes it a valuable amendment to light, sandy soils by increasing its water-holding capacity. It allows more air to enter tight soils and increases the rate of water infiltration in fine-textured clay soils.
With a pH around 4.0, sphagnum peat moss is a great soil amendment for acid-loving plants such as azaleas and blueberries. When planting acid-loving plants, mix sphagnum peat moss with soil at a 50/50 ratio in the planting hole and apply a 2-inch layer over the soil surface. The peat helps to lower the soil's pH, allowing the plants to absorb nutrients such as iron.
Garden soils will benefit from a 1-inch layer worked into the top four inches of soil. It also can be used as a top dressing on lawns. A 3.8-cubic foot compressed bale of sphagnum peat moss will cover about 90 square feet with a 1-inch layer.
Many potting soil mixes, including the soil-less mixes, are peat based. It keeps the mix loose and helps it retain nutrients.