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Is Spagnum Peat Moss less environmentally damaging than peat moss?

I'm finding it very difficult to find planting compost in Portland, Oregon that does not include either Spagnum Peat Moss or Peat Moss.  I don't want bog-destruction on my conscience.  Can I use Spagnum Peat Moss guilt-free?  I've read that it is "new" moss that does not require digging in bogs, but not sure whether I trust the info.


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,526
    edited April 2022
    They are one and the same thing.

    Ireland, which has harvested peat for centuries, has an official body called the Irish Peat Board or Bord na Móna. This body has decided to stop digging for peat by way of conserving the environment.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
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