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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
What is PittMoss?
PittMoss manufactures gardening mixes and soil amendments from recycled paper products, like newspaper.
What is my PittMoss made out of?
PittMoss is made from upcycled natural cellulosic fibers, like newspaper, with added natural mineral ingredients. Various PittMoss products contain added nutrients and fertilizers for a complete potting/gardening mix.
If you are making PittMoss from newspaper, are there any toxins to be concerned with?
Not at all, newspaper breaks down to cellulosic fiber which is an all organic material and soy-based ink. In fact, in 1997 an EPA study of our newspaper blend determined it was perfectly safe.
What is the difference between PittMoss Prime and PittMoss Performance?
PittMoss Prime does not have any fertilizer, so it is to be used as a soil amendment or conditioner. PittMoss Performance has an added CRF (Controlled Release Fertilizer) so it can be used as a ready-to-grow potting mix.
What level of PH does the product arrive with?
PittMoss is pH neutral and can easily be adjusted. Consumers have become accustom to the lower pH of peat and peat-based products. Because PittMoss is pH neutral, please adjust, lowering the pH for plants that require acidic soil.
Is the product contaminant free?
No contaminants, bugs, weeds or pesticides are in this product. PittMoss recently completed a stringent pesticide test.
What can I plant with PittMoss?
PittMoss is a great growing media for flowers, vegetables, shrubs, grass and more! Warning- if you do have acid-loving plants, be aware that our product is pH neutral but easy to adjust.
Before Using PittMoss
Tips on Watering
PittMoss has an amazing capacity to retain water and the best practice is to keep your PittMoss on the dryer side. We encourage the finger test. If the top layer feels too dry, stick your finger in the soil to see if the lower layers still contain moisture.
Make sure to fluff it up
Shake up the bag after receiving your order.Thankfully, PittMoss is more lightweight than your typical bag of potting soil. If you bought a big bag, a few gentle beats on the ground should help. Shipping may have compacted your order, so make sure your PittMoss is fluffy when you mix or plant.
What is the best way to store PittMoss?
Ideally, you should store in a cool, dry dark area. However, keeping it room temperature and out of direct sunlight is a sufficent option.
What is PittMoss Prime?
PittMoss Prime is a soil amendment (sometimes referred to as "soil conditioner") that can be mixed with compost, existing blends, native soil, or self-fertilized. PittMoss Prime contains no fertilizer on it's own.Here are a few tips on growing in PittMoss Prime:
1. Avoid using fertilizers containing ammonium or urea, use nitrates instead.
2. Allow organic blends to compost for at least 10 days before using and compact the fluffy blend to reduce settling.
3. Use at least 30% PittMoss when amending to notice results.
What is PittMoss Performance?
What is PittMoss Plentiful?
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Please contact us directly to determine if your order is eligible for return within 30 days of delivery.