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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    I have to ask the question. Do any of you not use peat in your mixes?
    Nothing in what I posted was a judgment call. It was exclusively factual.

    It's my personal belief that when you utilize any resource, you should understand where it comes from and what its production requires. That's all. It just happens to be that peat is one of the most pertinent ones to our hobby.
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    Anyone given this stuff a try?

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    I recently learned about peat/sphagnum mining and I made this post http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...eared-tomorrow using a fun way to try and find alternative media for growing CPs. Not everyone played along with my idea, but some great suggestions were presented.
    When my bags of peat and sphagnum run out, I am going to try one of those methods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theplantman View Post
    Nothing in what I posted was a judgment call. It was exclusively factual.

    It's my personal belief that when you utilize any resource, you should understand where it comes from and what its production requires. That's all. It just happens to be that peat is one of the most pertinent ones to our hobby.
    Nothing in what I posted was a judgement call either.

    I asked a question.
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    must say the amount of peat i have used in the last few years would be burned on a fire in one evening,so i sleep ok,and have a log fire

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    I think it is precisely because we use peat moss for our plants that we should be informed on where the peat moss comes from. Many carnivorous plant growers have at one point or another used peat moss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubRosa View Post
    Considering the nature of the fossilization process, and the fact that coal is pretty much fossilized peat, you might want to walk back the assertion that peat is no more renewable than coal...........
    Okay, peat is more renewable than coal, but with all of the reasons humans are using it, coupled with how critical bogs are to many ecosystems, peat doesn't need another reason to be ripped out of bogs around the world.

    I'm not sure if there are any countries still burning peat anyway. It just makes me mad because the biology textbook that I read this in was praising the burning of peat, while not even considering the environmental issues it would cause.

    As for peat alternatives, I would be more than happy to completely stop using peat if a suitable substitute were found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bio View Post
    I'm not sure if there are any countries still burning peat anyway.
    In Ireland alone there are several million tonnes of peat burned annually to produce electricity Then add in another million tonnes plus for peat burned in private homes.
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