I need your opinion, please. I bought a bale of sphagnum moss. Added a bag of Organic Miracle Grow soil (which quickly disappeared into the sphagnum moss. Then I sprayed two pouches of water soluble Miraclegrow (that I got cheap). Mixed it very well on a big tarp then moved it to a pile. Then I read that sphagnum moss acts like a sponge but has no nutrient benefit.
I tested three blends of this mix with my garden sand and found that I will have to add one part to 2+ parts garden sand, or it will hold too much water. Please give me any comment about this experiment. What should I expect?
Will sphagnum moss break down and into what?
In my mind I keep repeating something I read in a gardening book this weekend: The best soil is 25% water, 25% air, 45% minerals (sand I guess) and 5% organic matter.
Thank you for any wisdom.