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A while ago I tossed out some live sphagnum moss in a container and left it at the bottom of the garden in the 'wild' area.

 

Found it this morning, and it looks perfect.  

 

What is the best way to kill off any nasties that may be lurking in it (but not to kill the moss) before using it?

 

Freeze it for a few days? Very hot, but not boiling water?

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The scale insects appeared within a week or so of first adding live moss, and they first appeared on the plants where the moss was used, which is why I thought it was the moss. Never had any prior. It took months to completely get rid of them, and lost loads of plants as a result. Even if I got new stuff, I would want to do something just in case, especially as I now have seedlings as well...

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