Gardening Ideas forum: Dollar Store Moss for Pots

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Name: Rick Moses
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Sep 13, 2017 12:58 PM CST
I buy the small bags of moss (not the Spanish moss, but long fiber peat) at the dollar store to put in the bottoms of pots. Not only does it keep the dirt from falling out of the pot, it also helps to conserve moisture. When it's time to repot, I put the plant, moss and all into the new pot. It eventually breaks down, but will help ease the shock of transplanting as the roots are still in 'familiar surroundings'
Name: Deb
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Sep 13, 2017 12:59 PM CST
Simple ideas are often the best!
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Name: Joanna
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Sep 13, 2017 1:20 PM CST
Bonehead said:Simple ideas are often the best!

I agree! This solves one of my most frustrating problems. I've been using pieces of old plastic or clay pots. Our local dollar store sells everything for only one dollar, so it's a great solution. Thank you for posting it Rick!
AKA Joey.

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