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I'm growing potatoes for the first time and have read that grass can be added to cover the soil to maintain moisture and add nutrients during potato growth but my lawn contains heavy moss. I have baked cut grass and moss in the recent drought to kill any weeds.  Can anyone tell me if moss is good or bad for this purpose. ATM my vegetable patch is weed and moss free after much toil so I don't want to undo my hard work!

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,059
    A long time ago... I raked my lawn and laid the moss out at the end of the garden to dry for some months. Then I composted it. A year(ish) later I spread the compost - and the moss sprang back into life! Impressive but anoying
    I've never tried since
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Thank you Pete8. I suspected that. Unfortunately I have also used it on the compost too so have that to look forward to. 🙁
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