Re: Peat moss alternatives

Earl Nishiguchi (earln@uhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu)
Wed, 1 Jun 94 10:07:53 HST

> I recently read, in a British cp publication, about the use of coconut
> husk fibers in place of sphagnum peat moss. The author of the article
> had high praise for the medium and pointed out the environmental
> advantages of using this over sphagnum peat moss. Unfortunately I
> didn't get a copy of the borrowed newsletter. Is anybody on the net
> familiar with this product? Has anyone tried it?
> Gary
> Oakland, California, USA 37N, 122W

Haven't tried it mainly because it is hard work to chop and 'process' those
tough fibers. They also aren't as absorbent as sphagnum...