off topic-lichens

D. Christopher Rogers
Wed, 22 Nov 2006 09:44:38 PST

Most lichens take decades to grow, whereas the buttermilk trick will yield
moss fairly quickly if the humidity is right.

D. Christopher Rogers
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Subject: Re: [pbs] off topic-lichens

Please don't go grinding up lichens to include in your spray...they are
sometimes VERY slow growing. The old saw about buttermilk is usually meant
to encourage the growth of moss. In most places it probably works just as
well to leave things alone. If conditions are right to favor moss
production, there's plenty of it floating around...

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