Using wool pellets after you've planted

Using wool pellets after you've planted

You might be surprised to learn that you can use wool pellets even after you've already planted! There are a couple different ways you can accomplish this while still getting all the beneficial properties of those wool pellets.

The first way is a little more labor intensive, but will be similar to amending your garden beds before planting. You first spread the recommended amount wool pellets on top of the bare soil and then press them into the top 2 to 3 inches of soil. This way will give you the slow release of nutrients, water retention, pest prevention and soil aeration benefits.

If you're worried about disrupting the roots of your plants, you can use this second method of just mulching around your plants with wool pellets! Mulch a 6-inch radius around your plants with wool pellets, water, and viola, you have a mat of sheep wool that will retain moisture, prevent pests, and release nutrients into your soil. The one con of mulching with wool is that you will not get the soil aeration benefits as you would when incorporating them into the soil. However, the wool will act as a weed suppressant, so it's still a great method for using wool pellets! You will need more wool pellets than that 2-5% of soil volume when you're mulching. A 1-pound bag should be enough to mulch around 3 medium size vegetable plants (such as tomatoes, peppers, beans, etc.) 

If you want to try any of these methods, we have wool pellets available for purchase on our website. And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out via email or message us on Facebook or Instagram.

My best,
Megan ❤


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