Who knew that peat moss exploded to propagate? Now we need to answer the question is it sustainable? Coir as a substitute for peat moss is a great horticultural product but it's a long way to Sri Lanka.
via Science Friday
The Secretly Speedy Life Of Plants. Plants have a reputation for staying put. But some plants are moving so quickly, we can't see their motions. Biologist Joan Edwards and physicist Dwight Whitaker broke out the high-speed cameras to capture the story of exploding peat moss. The research was published in the journal Science.