Sowing in Spaghnum moss

Burwash Weald, United Kingdom(Zone 9b)

Looking at some germination information (sorry, I'm away from my notebook, and can't for the life of me remember which plant this was suggested for - but everything I am sowing right now is woodland), I came across instructions that the seeds should be sown in spaghnum moss, but no details of how to do this. I am assuming that this is baggie treatment, moist and sealed.

Has anyone else tried this? Any suggestions?

Absolutely thrilled to have this forum started.

(Zone 4a)


You can sow any seeds in spaghnum moss. It is sterile.

Put some moss in a bag, add water and let it set overnight.
Squeeze out excess water and sprinkle the moss over the
pot. Sow the seeds. Some seeds require a cover of moss,
some do not.

Burwash Weald, United Kingdom(Zone 9b)

Thank you taramark -

from what I gather you are saying is that the moss is used as a covering, much like vermiculate or sand? I had pictured using the moss in a bag sprinkling seeds into it, but couldn't figure how I was going to find the seedlings then. Puzzle solved.

(Zone 4a)

Yes, Laurie, for use in container planting.

If you wish to use the 'baggie' method, soak a small amount to put in the baggie with the
seeds. It does not require more than perhaps a teaspoon of moistened spaghum moss.


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