[gardeners] peat

c.l. avery (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 21:22:39 PDT

Dear list,
  The spring planting bug has bit me big time over the past few days. 
 I have just de-turfed a good portion of my hillside in anticipation 
of planting lowbush blueberries in there.  I have a question though, 
and I am sure that one of the great gardeners here on the list will be 
able to answer.  When I dig up the soil of the site to improve it, and 
put peat into it, should the peat moss be wet first before I mix it in 
with the soil? or put it into the hole dry and wet it afterwards?  
I've read in the Washington Post Gardening book for my area that peat 
moss should be wetted first and allowed to soak up the moisture for a 
day or two and then it should be dug into the site.  What do ya'll do?

    Zone 7b

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