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Can I grow corn in peat moss/soil mixture?

Posted by fujiapple z9 Bay Area, Dublin, (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 12, 09 at 18:01

I grew potatoes this season in 4 large bins. The potatoes have been harvested, and now I want to reuse those containers to grow corn.

The potatoes had been hilled up using peat moss. Will I be able to mix some of that peat moss into new potting soil (say 50/50?) to grow the corn in? I've never used peat moss for anything else, so I don't know if other plants can grow in it.

Please advise! Just want to stretch my dollar and reuse the peat moss if I can!

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RE: Can I grow corn in peat moss/soil mixture?

  • Posted by dicot Los Angeles (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 12, 09 at 20:47

I don't like peat's water repellent properties when it get's dry, so if it were me, I'd re-use the peat in flats when germinating seedlings or mixed with leaf mold as a top dressing/mulch only.

RE: Can I grow corn in peat moss/soil mixture?

I think you can, corn resists many kinds of soil. Anyway I agree with dicot, you should mix it with something else.

RE: Can I grow corn in peat moss/soil mixture?

you could, if you wanted to contribute to environmental destruction of peat bogs

RE: Can I grow corn in peat moss/soil mixture?

Wow shiggle, what a rude remark.

A. I had no idea there was any environmental controversy surrounding the use of peat moss. I only bought it because I saw it recommended as good for hilling potatoes.

B. If that's true, shouldn't you be happy I am trying to find a way to REUSE said peat moss, rather than just throw it away?


Uhhh, how was that rude?

Yes, I'm happy you're trying to reuse, but I'd only be truly happy if you never bought peat again ;)

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