Live Sphagnum For Sale

Devon

Sprout
Hello,

I live next to a forested bog that is a part of my property with lots of Sphagnum. There are mixed species, red/orange and green. (palustre, capillifolium, angustifolium, ???)

The bags are filled with the tops of the moss, 1-4" long. I can send mixed species or try to segregate them if requested. I can't say I am 100% sure about the identifications, though. Payment by Paypal or e-transfer only.

Edit**
I harvest by taking 5-10 heads out at a time, spaced across approx 3 acres of land (that I own) so as not to destroy patches of the bog.

The moss may have bits of plant debris or bugs here and there. I try to keep that stuff out, though. Should not be an issue with outdoor bogs or plants, I just worry this moss may not be suitable for indoor growing.


Happy growing!!

Shipping cost varies

1 quart - $25
2 quarts - $40



 
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Carson Hardy

Carnivorous Plant Addict
I don't agree with the selling of wild collected plants or moss.

I agree with collecting some, growing it, and only selling what you yourself have grown from the wild collected stuff (this takes a few years...) Idea being, the small handful you took won't wreck the site, but as soon as you start selling it raw from the wild, the site can get overharvested very quickly! Somewhat different if you own the location it's coming from..

I have definitely taken moss from nature, that's how I started my own propagation process. Same idea, take a bit from here, go however many metres, then harvest a bit more. I have never sold this, but, have given some away so people can grow different kinds. And when I say harvest, I mean one small sandwich Ziploc from a football field of moss.

Tread lightly... I'm sure many people have taken moss to innoculate their pots etc, but I have never seen someone blatantly sell wild collected moss. This is a slippery slope.

Just a few thoughts, written fairly quickly..
 

Devon

Sprout
I don't agree with the selling of wild collected plants or moss.

I agree with collecting some, growing it, and only selling what you yourself have grown from the wild collected stuff (this takes a few years...) Idea being, the small handful you took won't wreck the site, but as soon as you start selling it raw from the wild, the site can get overharvested very quickly! Somewhat different if you own the location it's coming from..

I have definitely taken moss from nature, that's how I started my own propagation process. Same idea, take a bit from here, go however many metres, then harvest a bit more. I have never sold this, but, have given some away so people can grow different kinds. And when I say harvest, I mean one small sandwich Ziploc from a football field of moss.

Tread lightly... I'm sure many people have taken moss to innoculate their pots etc, but I have never seen someone blatantly sell wild collected moss. This is a slippery slope.

Just a few thoughts, written fairly quickly..
Noted, will take what you wrote into consideration.

It is indeed on my property, I would not sell or collect wild plants or moss from anywhere else.
 
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Carson Hardy

Carnivorous Plant Addict
Your initial post had no suggestion that it was your property, or that you harvested in a controlled manner, the initial tone was far different than it is now - the quick responses you received could have been more constructive than critical had you been a bit more transparent from the get go.

I also see now, that this is one of your first posts. Why don't you head over to the introductions section and tell us a bit about yourself or what got you into carnivorous plants - we can be a lot more welcoming than these initial responses seem.
 

Justintime

Carnivore
Your initial post had no suggestion that it was your property, or that you harvested in a controlled manner, the initial tone was far different than it is now - the quick responses you received could have been more constructive than critical had you been a bit more transparent from the get go.

I also see now, that this is one of your first posts. Why don't you head over to the introductions section and tell us a bit about yourself or what got you into carnivorous plants - we can be a lot more welcoming than these initial responses seem.
Thank you
 

Devon

Sprout
Yes, initially I had only said I live next to the bog which I suppose is not very indicative that I own the land. My apologies. I edited the post to articulate that clearly.

I was a member of the old forum (ocps) for a few years, but my content did not transfer over I guess.

Cheers,

Devon
 

StickyIcky

Carnivore
Just gonna vouch here for Devon, he was a very active and knowledgeable member of the old forum and is a wizard at growing plants. He contributed to getting me hooked in my early days and I also know him personnally as he used to live nearby. I can assure you that he would never jeopardize the integrity of our beloved bogs, especially now that he has one in his very own backyard. Lucky bastard.
 

cpgeek

Plant
Are we talking about the Devon Bloomquist from Ottawa? The guy who organized many group orders for us with BCP and Brad? The guy who raised impeccable VFTs and dews and dazzled us with his photography skills and generosity? If so, he had to be the most conscientious young man that I had the pleasure to correspond with. I can vouch for his integrity too.
 

StickyIcky

Carnivore
Are we talking about the Devon Bloomquist from Ottawa? The guy who organized many group orders for us with BCP and Brad? The guy who raised impeccable VFTs and dews and dazzled us with his photography skills and generosity? If so, he had to be the most conscientious young man that I had the pleasure to correspond with. I can vouch for his integrity too.
The very same, the one and only!
 

Devon

Sprout
Thank you Hal. :)

Happy to see you back on here buddy. Those purps flowering in that bog of yours yet?
Not yet but I am hoping to see some soon. When I first spotted the purps, it was mid winter and all I saw were the flower heads/seed pods sticking out of the snow and I started freaking out, lol. Will be sure to share if I end up collecting some.
 

Devon

Sprout
One thing I would like to add here that I should have mentioned earlier is that the moss may have bits of plant debris or bugs here and there. I try to keep that stuff out, though. Should not be an issue with outdoor bogs or plants, I just worry this moss may not be suitable for indoor growing.
 
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