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For peat's sake


It's gardeners vs. environmentalists in England these days, as the battle over the use of peat heats up. Long considered a magic ingredient in the very best of gardening soils, peat nonetheless is controversial: The bogs from which peat is harvested, if you will, are fragile, and peat supplies often are in jeopardy. Traditional gardeners still insist upon its use, but eco-minded citizens are up in arms over the diminution of the bogs. Check out the full story in the New York Times.