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26/10/2012 at 15:22

How do you get moss of a vegetable patch, we used to spread suplphat of iron on. We re unable to get it now.  ny ideas.

26/10/2012 at 15:24

You need to make area drain better add grit or a bit of sand

26/10/2012 at 15:43

I have never heard of anybody using a moss killer for lawns on a vegetable patch-just push the hoe through the soil it to keep it open.

It is a sign of poor drainage and compacted soil though.

28/10/2012 at 01:54

Moss is definitely a sign of poor drainage (and maybe some shade as well?) so as the others have said you should be able to resolve or at least reduce this by improving the level of organic matter in the soil by adding lots of compost/manure - even just muching and leaving overwonter will help and the worms will do all the work for you. You can if it is really heavy add grit. We get moss on one part of our allotment plot so just hoe it in and are adding lots of compost each year to graudally improve the soil structure. Looking on the bright side you will probably find that you get better crops now you are no longer using sulphate of iron or can grow crops that haven't previously done very well as it makes the soil acidic - most veg prefer neutral or for brassicas slightly alkaline soils.

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