The good news is wool pellets are versatile, so you can use them in your indoor or outdoor potted plants, planters, raised garden beds, or directly into the ground for larger gardens! What will wool pellets do for your plants? I'm so glad you asked! When mixed into soil, wool pellets:
-slowly release nitrogen, potassium, and other micronutrients essential for plant growth and health
-hold more than 3 times their weight in water to help reduce how frequently you need to water
-biodegrade in 6 months
Wool pellets provide an eco-friendly and local alternative to nurture plants of all shapes, sizes, and purposes. The only plants that I don't recommend wool pellets for is succulents. They're already a little finicky with water, so they don't respond as well with the water holding capacity of wool pellets.
You don't have to just take my word for it though! Below I've included some customer photos they sent in and how they used our wool pellets.
Above is a photo from our customer, Daina, who used wool pellets on half of her tomato plants (the ones in the back) and didn't add wool pellets to the other half (the plants in the front.) The tomato plants in the back are fuller, produced more tomatoes, and grew taller, thanks to the addition of wool pellets!
Here's an experiment from another customer, Beth. She planted some of her onions with wool pellets (left) and the others without (right), all in the same planter so the growing environment is as close to identical as can be (see photo above.) The onions on the left two rows (with wool pellets) look healthier and grew faster than the onions on the right (no wool pellets.)
If you were wondering if wool pellets are just for vegetables, think again! Check out these flowers below:
As you can see, the flower pot with wool pellets (right) look healthier and more vibrant than the container without (left), this was another photo from Beth. She also said shortly after this photo, she added wool pellets to the pot on the left and the flowers bounced back. We love when customers perform trials with our wool pellets! If you have pictures you'd like to share from your experience with our wool pellets, please feel free to email me and/or share on Facebook or Instagram.
Wool pellets are also great for seed starting. They retain moisture well, so if you’re starting seeds in trays, you might want to reduce your watering a little. But one thing wool pellets do better than their water retention soil amendment counterparts (i.e. peat, vermiculite, perlite, etc.) is they provide nutrients for your seedlings as they grow. Check out my blog all about using wool pellets as a part of your seed starting mix. Plus I share a wool pellet seed starting recipe in the blog to give you inspiration!
Bailey VanTassel also has a great blog about using our wool pellets in her raised beds out in southern California.
If you're interested in trying wool pellets, you can purchase them on our website.