Who sells bulk Peat Moss?

treefrogon(z5/z6b ON)April 2, 2005

I have called a number of garden centers and Hamilton Sod and am unable to find someone who sells Bulk Peat Moss, does anyone have any ideas?

Treefrog

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grannymarsh(z4-5 U.P. MICH)

Do you have a farmers supply store? Like where they buy bulk seed and fertilizer?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2005 at 6:02PM
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ninamarie(4Ont.)

Why do you need peat moss in large quantities? What are you trying to do?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2005 at 6:16PM
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treefrogon(z5/z6b ON)

I have seen a farmers supply store between Burlington and Brantford. I'll give them a call.Thanks.
I want to try a Lasagna bed.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2005 at 8:39PM
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Judy_B_ON(Ontario 5B)

For a Lasagna bed, you would be better off with a truckload of compost or top soil.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2005 at 1:28PM
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ninamarie(4Ont.)

I second what Judy says. I operate a perennial nursery and might use one to two bags of peat moss in an entire year. I use it only for specific plants. There are better, less expensive, and more environmentally friendly soil conditioners around.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2005 at 10:18AM
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treefrogon(z5/z6b ON)

Everything I have read on lasagna garden beds indicates I need to use Peat Moss as one of the layers, if I can get away with top soil I will be much happier.
Thanks ladies for your advise.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2005 at 6:11PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Please check out the Soil, Compost & Mulch forum on lasangna bed/interbay mulch/sheet composting. You'll find a lot of practical, economical and environmental friendly ideas there. Peat moss is NOT necessary for building a lasangna bed.

Have fun. :-)

    Bookmark   April 6, 2005 at 10:27PM
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GardenKiwi(Z5 Michigan)

don't forget to use a layer of shredded papers in there too - better there than in the landfill. Almost any office will give you their bags of shredded paper. Also check with coffee shops/restaurants and ask them to save their coffee grounds for another layer - you can use about anything. Hunt around for leaves from last fall and so on - just anything you can get your hands on will be wonderful. Good luck from Michigan!

    Bookmark   April 6, 2005 at 11:25PM
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