mtate2870
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Moss control...

Part of our veggie garden (which was brand new last year) apparently got rather mossy this past fall/winter. While yes, i know i could just physically remove it by hand, there is a lot and I'm afraid i'd pull up too much dirt.

what is SAFE to use on it that'll dry it up and make it easier to remove as quickly as possible?? got to get this thing going so my seedlings have a home soon.

Dillbert
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moss prefers acidic conditions - have you done a soil test to check the pH in that area?

it also like moisture - that area may need some help draining / drying out.

ground limestone will reduce the acidity - and the moss may go away on its own . . .

TZ -OH6
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I'm not sure why you need to remove it. Just til it under if it is in the way.

mtate2870
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we weren't going to till again this year since it was so difficult last year to do so.

at this point i am not worried about preventing it, just getting rid of it for the moment.

TZ -OH6
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Moss doesn't have true roots, just shallow holdfasts, so I would just scrape a clear spot and plant the seeds. It is not uncommon to grow orchids in live moss so the moss won't hurt plants.

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