However, I have found that the best storage conditions for all scionwood that I have yet discovered is in the use of peat moss.
I packed them in peat moss and sand and treated them in various ways, and finally packed them in fresh hardwood sawdust.
There is a quantity of peat moss on the slopes at the foot of these mountains, often scored deeply by the numerous watercourses.
They took a quantity of the article which they manufactured, peat moss litter, and laying it on the wounds tied bandages over it.
Behind Krarup Kro lay a peat moss, dark with black turf-stacks and dangerous deep pits.
But there exists one serious objection to the use of peat moss as litter for young pigs.
This peat moss is a comparatively new thing in this country, and is used in place of straw for bedding horses.
During the winter there should be about 10 inches of dry litter in the form of straw, peat moss or shavings mixed with the straw.
The soil of Ungava consists principally of decayed lichens, which form a substance resembling the peat moss of the Scottish moors.
These box-stalls to have half doors, if possible, opening into a small paddock and floored with dirt or peat moss.
|peat moss |
Any of various mosses of the genus Sphagnum, growing in very wet places, especially bogs, around the world. The leaves of peat moss have large dead cells surrounded by smaller living ones that contain chloroplasts. The walls of the dead cells are perforated and readily absorb water, up to 20 times their dry weight. The walls also contain phenol compounds that resist decay and have antiseptic properties. Peat moss releases hydrogen ions that increase the acidity of the water in bogs. Because of its ability to absorb liquids, peat moss is sometimes used as diaper material by traditional peoples and was once used in making bandages. Peat moss is now used primarily to increase the water-holding capacity of soil. Also called sphagnum. See more at bog.