HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN MOSS !
This will require a shaded & fairly moist spot that is not
going to get washed by rain or sprinklers...
In a blender, combine 1 quart of buttermilk, 1 Tbsp. corn
syrup, 1 cup beer of choice & 2 cups finely chopped , freshly
harvested moss w/ developed spores or use 2 to 3 packages of
Moss Spores A hand-full of brown fallen evergreen needles will help but is not required.
Blend the mixture until it's smooth; adding more beer if you desire a thinner
mix or more fresh moss for a thicker paste. Simply paint or pour the slurry onto
the surface of whatever you want mossed and keep it moist. Do
not use this mixture on bonsai... You will have to grow it separately
on a page of newsprint dusted with a thin layer of peat and transplant it onto
your bonsai when it is fully qrown.
Keep in mind, many mosses are not fast growers and may
need 1 or 2 seasons to impress you depending on moisture levels, shade
requirements and soil composition. Your ideal soil Ph should be near 5.5 ( too
sour for most grasses ). Use sulfur, aluminum sulfate or ferrous sulfate to sour
the soil in a shade garden. We've experienced good results using various
quantities of the ingredients in this recipe and by being religious about the
growing conditions that most mosses enjoy...moist shade. let
GOOD LUCK !
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