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    Peat Harvesting

    Russian video showing the way humans industrially harvest peat, which is used in potting soils. The process in the US and Canada is similar. Not many people realize what it takes to obtain this material. The first step is draining the wetland so that large vacuums can get to the peat.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIrUkr5F9aE

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    I have hard times looking videos like that.

    In my opinion, they should just leave these areas alone.

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    I wonder if it is true that the swamp is restored in 15 years like the comment on the first video says. What a depressing video.

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    Peat is also burned, and then claimed as the 'fuel of the future' because it is considered 'renewable'. It is no more renewable than coal is, and it takes hundreds of years to grow back in any significant quantity.

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    I have to ask the question. Do any of you not use peat in your mixes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bio View Post
    Peat is also burned, and then claimed as the 'fuel of the future' because it is considered 'renewable'. It is no more renewable than coal is, and it takes hundreds of years to grow back in any significant quantity.
    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...........
    Judge not lest ye be judged creates a cesspool. Judge others and prepare to be judged by them.
    Just know when to keep the verdict to yourself.

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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?
    Nope! And I don't wear leather, and I don't eat meat, and I don't use plastics, and I don't heat my home, and it don't buy fruit out-of-season.

    Oh yeah. And my cell phone is made 100% of wood.

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