irish moss - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by billyboyva
October 20, 2010
How do you spread moss? There is a formula with mixing moss with buttermilk and spreading
on areas that nyou want moss. Do you do it in the spring or fall?

Answer from NGA
October 20, 2010
Because moss grows more rapidly in the springtime, spring is the best time to start your moss growing project. I make a moss slurry, using a 50/50 mixture of water and either buttermilk or beer (either will provide nutrients to the moss). Put this mixture in a blender along with a handful of moss and blend for a minute or so. The result should be a thick moss slurry that can then be smeared out over a large area of soil, rocks, statues, etc. The addition of more moss fragments may be necessary for a thicker mixture. Paint or spread this slurry over the desired area(s), and most importantly, keep it watered constantly until it becomes well established. Best wishes with your moss garden!

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