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  • Writer's pictureVicki Liston

How to Gross Moss

Moss is a great way to add a living element to your home décor and you can grow it on all kinds of porous surfaces.

You’ll need (do your material shopping on Amazon HERE - affiliate link proceeds are donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations...and at no additional cost to you for using the link ❤ ):

Live moss

Buttermilk or beer, a bowl, stirring implement, a paint brush, and a spray bottle.

A surface for growing moss. This could be rocks, brick, terra cotta, or items in a planter pot.

And possibly, a blender

First, find some moss. You can carefully collect it from a tree or the ground or buy some by the sheet. If you collect it, ensure that you remove any dirt or debris before continuing.

Tear up the moss into very small shreds and place in a bowl.

Add twice as much buttermilk or beer as you have moss so that the concoction is a 2 to 1 ratio.

Stir well to combine.

You can also use a blender to create a slurry – this actually makes it easier to apply.

Using the paintbrush, apply the moss to your growing surface.

The buttermilk or beer is used as the sticky glue for adhering the moss to the surface but it won’t provide nutrients as it begins to grow.

Check it often and spray with water to keep the moss from drying out. There should always be some moisture present.

Continue spritzing daily with water and keep it in a location where there’s no direct sunlight as the moss takes root and grows. Mine gets indirect light but definitely nothing too harsh.

It should take about 6 weeks for the moss to fill in.

Watch the step-by-step video tutorial below! Proceeds from this video and the entire channel are also donated to no-kill shelters and rescue organizations. Watch, like, share, and subscribe to help raise monthly donations ❤

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