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Definition of peat moss

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Definition as written by Calalily:

Peat is the partially decomposed remains of plants and animals which have accumulated in oxygen poor, water saturated freshwater environments.

In a water-logged environment that is poor in nutrients and oxygen, the organic debris is transformed into peat instead of humus

Most soilless mix features peat is its main ingredient.

Definition as written by Floridian:

Peat is a water-retentive, spongy organic soil amendment that is somewhat acid in reaction, adding to soil acidity

Sphagnum peat moss is generally considered to be highest in quality.

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