I saw on the recent episode about a company called PittMoss that makes a soil additive made out of recycled newspaper. It sells for less than the cost of peat moss and is supposed to hold water better as well.
It would be nice if people buy into this concept and stop using peat moss. It's not local but the way I see is that this is better.
Currently this product is not available to non-commercial growers. While it is a great product it does have limitations they don't mention much such as it is not a soil acidifier (the main use I have of peat is blueberries).
It has no nutrient value.
They don't divulge what
PittMoss is a mix of proprietary additives and recycled paper rescued from dwindling landfill space.
the proprietary additives consist of.
This should be a concern, what exactly are they using to process the paper into the final product?