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Thomas McMullan

Thomas McMullan

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Peat moss is a good choice for this purpose, but there are other options available. Coco coir, perlite, and vermiculite are good choices for many gardening applications, but they’re not perfect. Gardeners should avoid using this material in hydroponic gardens. They also need to know about the potential environmental impacts of harvesting peat moss because these methods can have quite an extensive impact on our environment.