Janet, one of two things is happening here. Either peat moss from Canada has
a scent not present in what you've got there, or you have had a mild stroke
which has affected your sense of smell.
As far as the brand of scotch, my experience was at a scotch tasting event.
If not Lagavulin, then a different brand. By the end of the party, nobody
could remember their own names.
|> So, when I grab a handful of peat moss to make potting soil mix, the smell |> is a hallucination?
| Halitosis. Someone had to tell you :-)
Joe, Janet is just having you on. It's a habit in which the Scots take great
delight, having honed it to a fine art by long practice on the English. Let me
re-peat here what I said in another thread :
Isle of Jura "Superstition" has just the proper, somewhat subdued level of
PEATY TASTE; although if I'm feeling particularly robust - and affluent - I
might splurge on a glass of Laphroaig, which absolutely reeks of the stuff.
| Psssst Joe, Alexander is a Scot, I am not.
Oh, a "plant."
Psssst Joe, I'm actually Canadian now but enjoy my Scots heritage - well, most
Scotland doesn't yet require folks like Janet to have citizenship, but just you
Now I think I'll quit this thread while I'm ahead :-))
I found the answer and as no one in this group seems to know I will
You get completely dry peat and weigh it - say 100g.
You then add water and weigh it again. If it weights 150g it contains
50% water content. If it weights 170g it contains 70% moisture
Isn't peat able to absorb several times its own weight in water? That
being the case, I don't think it would feel wet. Maybe a tad damp, but
I've never made that particular test.
But it wouldn't take very much water at all to reach 70%. I've bought
huge bales of the stuff that weighed very little for their size. It was
marked 'peat mulch'. Fine, dusty stuff. I think it works better as a
soil amendment than sitting on top. Didn't want to put it down in windy
john, if 70% of the wetted peat's weight is water, then the dry peat
represents 30% or .3(x) = 100g where "x" equals the total weight.
Rearrange: x = 100g/.3 = 333.3333g
So you would have 3 1/3 times more water than peat in the final product.
Coloribus gustibus non disputatum (mostly)
Having thought a bit further on this, it may be that volume by weight
and volume by mass may have gotten mixed in the first formula.
In any event, john, what is the final application to which you are
trying to find the optimum mixture of peat and water?
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