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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Peat Moss – Sphagnum flexuosum is what some people call a "soil amendment." Peat Moss is essentially the "partially decomposed" remnants of previously living or decayed, dried sphagnum moss found in bogs. It is primarily green in color and has no exact leaf structure. Gardeners first used peat moss in the 1950s.
Some online sources claim that peat moss has actually "revolutionized" how plants are grown today. Peat moss is utilized as what experts call a "soil conditioner" in that it multiplies the soil's water-holding and nutrient-retaining capacity. It does so by actually increasing cation exchange capacity and capillary forces. Peat moss is especially helpful when one is planting in sandy soil or working with plants that require a steady or increased amount of moisture to flourish genuinely. It can be imperative in other ways, as well. For example, it is an essential part of raising mushrooms. Online sources indicate that the "fungal mycelium grows in compost" beneath a layer of peat moss. The mushrooms grow out of this. The process is known as casing.
Additionally, peat moss is both a great topper and soil for the majority of carnivorous plants. It is very versatile and has other uses as well. For example, peat moss is also used as insulation material by residents of specific regions of the north Arctic.
Peat Moss grows primarily in bogs or swamps
It consists of a leaf-like structure composed of living green cells with more giant dead clear cells underneath. This moss can be distinguished by its somewhat unique branch cluster which stems from the center of the plant. It is capable of holding up to 20 times its dry weight. Peat Moss has no flowers and bears no fruit. With a lack of "true roots," it is easily found on many surfaces such as, but not limited to, rocks, tree bark, and soil. This moss is famously known to be an excellent fertilizer and is sought after for its amazing absorbing qualities. Needing little direct sunlight makes this moss easy to grow.
Peat Moss - Sphagnum flexuosum
USDA Climate Zone: 3-8
Maturity Height: Approximately 30 cm
Maturity Width: Varying
Soil: May Grow in a Variety of Soils
Sun: Prefers Low to Moderate Sun
Peat Moss is primarily green in color and has no correct leaf structure.