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Thread: Using Live Sphagnum as top-dressing

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    I like the aesthetics of a sphagnum topdressing, and it keeps down the growth of "thread moss", which is rampant in my growing area. (I feed with Maxsea, an the sphagnum seems to love it, unlike other fertilizers used in the past.)

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    Yep - that's what I want. Looks great. What nep is that btw?

    So far so good on simply adding more lfs. It's holding moisture much better.

    So once this stuff is established, will I have to keep it wet? I've had to keep it very wet all the time to get growth and greening, but I wonder onces it's fully 'alive' how wet you all keep it.

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    In my experience with LFS, the died material you buy in bags, after a few months of being kept in moist, lit conditions, produces living material. If you receive live LFS you basically need to keep it wet, saturated, for awhile, until it becomes established. Once established, it just needs to be kept moist.

    This was sent to me as live LFS:



    This was just the dried LFS, over time:


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