Re: Any tricks for moistening peat moss?

Robert Allen (Robert.Allen@Eng.Sun.COM)
Fri, 18 Feb 1994 13:09:56 +0800

>>I am having trouble wetting the sphagnum moss that I bought
>>which is completely dry.
>>In this state the moss seems to have this water repellant
>>property -- water either sits on top or flows through the
>>moss without wetting it.
>>I've been spending a good amount of time massaging and
>>kneading the water into the moss.

Massaging and kneading is the approved method
unfortunately :-). I do this myself. You
could try spraying down the top surface with
a water sprayer, but it's not worth the time
and mess. When I massage and knead however,
I use heavy rubber kitchen gloves, and I fold
the wet stuff on the bottom around and over
to dry stuff on top. This makes it a little

What we don't do for CP...