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How to grow moss where you want moss to grow?

MossMoss is one of those plants that just seems to grow wherever it wants to grow. But how do you get moss to grow where you want it to grow?

Actually, it's very easy. All it takes is a little know how, access to the kitchen blender and a few basic ingredients and a patient spouse that won't through you out of the house when you start the blending process.

First, you'll need a regular kitchen blender, preferably one that can go in the dishwasher when you're done mixing.

Next, you'll need some moss. Moss grows in lots of places and all you have to do is pick some up. It doesn't take a lot of moss, maybe a small handful. Quantity isn't important.

Then you'll want a couple cups of yogurt. Unflavored is good.

And the final ingredient is optional depending on where you want your moss to grow. If you're looking for moss to grow in the cracks of your patio, then you don't need anything else. If you want moss to grow to the sides of say some rocks, then you'll need something to help the mixture you're going to concoct to stick. That ingredient is potters clay. You don't need a lot, about 4 ounces.

Now the fun part. Take the yogurt, put it in the blender. Take the handful of moss and put it in the blender. Take the potters clay and put it in the blender. Put the lid on and turn it on. Puree is the best setting. Mix until the mixture is evenly mixed. Nice.

Now go outside to where you want your moss to grow and pour it out. That's about it. In no time at all you'll have a beautiful mossy covered rock. Once the moss begins to sprout, you'll want to keep it evenly moist with a light misting. That's about all there is to it.

Just a reminder, moss doesn't like the sun. It likes moist shady areas so don't try to get it to grow in conditions that it doesn't like.