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Why Peat Isn't Earth-Friendly... and Better Alternatives

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by Rochelle Greayer (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified Jun 15, 2011

This morning, I read with great interest an article in the UK's Telegraph about Peat in horticultural use. Peat is widely added to growing mediums in the horticultural industry, and surprisingly, it




 

 

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This morning, I read with great interest an article in the UK's Telegraph about Peat in horticultural use. Peat is widely added to growing mediums in the horticultural industry, and surprisingly, it is domestic gardeners who consume two thirds of what the peat industry produces, in the form of multi-purpose compost. But Peat is a 'young' fossil fuel and it stores large amounts of carbon (around double all that is stored in the world's forests) and it has a big role in regulating our environment.



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