That's right Tim, that YOUR OPINION. Other people, actual scientist in fact, differ and state there is an definite difference between humus from Alaska and sphagnum peat moss. They are NOT the same. "Is Alaska Humus a peat moss? No, because it does not contain a preponderance of sphagnum or other moss. Alaska Humus is made from meadow plants, that grew following glaciation, but they were plants that grew hundreds to thousands of years ago. The decomposition process was arrested, but not with water and anaerobic conditions, but with perma-frost. The conditions that make peat, or humus are very similar. But the factor that stopped decomposition from going full out was different in the two composting processes." Elaine Ingham I'll take her word for that Tim.