winterize vegetable garden plot with peat moss?

Asked September 8, 2017, 12:34 PM EDT

I have half a large bag of peat moss left, after creating several "square foot garden" 4x4 raised beds. Can I use the rest like straw to winterize my spring planting beds?

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1 Response

You could certainly use the remaining bag of peat moss in your raised beds. We would recommend mixing it in to the soil, rather than using it as a top dressing. It is so light that it might just blow away if you put it on top. It could also be reserved for container planting mixes or seed starting.

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