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    What is the difference between domestic/US LFS and Canaian LFS?
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    The Canadian and New Zealand Sphagnum bogs haven't been as extensively exploited and depleted like the US sources. The quality tends to be higher, more pure without a lot of sticks, dead leaves etc. that are not Sphagnum.

    New Zealand is supposed to be using sustainable/renewable harvesting methods. I don't know about Canada, I would hope so. As far as I know the US suppliers are not using sustainable harvesting methods.
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    I bought a couple of 8 quart bags of Scott's Sphagnum peat moss. I open one up and the top of the peat is covered with a thin layer of tiny (<= 1mm) white balls of something. Fertilizer? Mold/Fungus? Zillions of insect eggs? I dunno. There are springtails and/or fungus gnats in it too.

    I open the second bag and it's just peat. The first bag goes back to Home Depot I guess, or do you suppose it's ok to use on non-CPs?
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    When in doubt throw it out. Or return it


    Anyone but me LOVE the smell of LFS and to a lesser extent peat? I mean.. it's just so earthy and fresh smelling!

    I try not to breath in dry peat, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustLikeAPill View Post
    When in doubt throw it out. Or return it


    Anyone but me LOVE the smell of LFS and to a lesser extent peat? I mean.. it's just so earthy and fresh smelling!

    I try not to breath in dry peat, though
    Yeah, I'll take it back. Scott's says the have a satisfaction guarenteed on the back of the bag. If not satisfied send them proof of purchase and they'll refund your money, but Home Depot usually takes anything back (they sell so much crap they better). There's an 800 customer care number on the bag too. Maybe I call it and give them a piece of my mind
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    Anyone but me LOVE the smell of LFS
    Don't smell it! You'll get that fungus we all talked about in that other thread!

    This is how we are supposed to handle our LFS from now on, remember?:

    -Joel from Southern California


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    So I take the funky bag of peat back to Home Depot and tell the woman at the refund line it's moldy or something wrong with it. She gives me my money back and I head into the store to browse around. After about 1/2 an hour I make it to the rack where the planting mixes and peat are and on the shelf is the open bag I had returned.
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    yeah, i deffinitely would say to go with the baled stuff.
    Even though I've heard that they last forever, I bought one that was about the size of a bale of hay and It's been reduced to about the size of a quart of milk.

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