Now this is going to blow your mind! First, wool pellets hold more than 3 times their weight in water. This reduces the frequency you need to water plants, which is vital during times of drought. Secondly, as wool pellets biodegrade in soil over 6 months, they release nitrogen, potassium, and other important micronutrients for plant growth and health. In addition to using wool from my own sheep flock to make my wool pellets, I am fortunate enough to work with a sheep shearing crew right down the road to source more local wool. All my wool comes from within a 200-mile radius of our ranch based in south central Nebraska. Sourcing local wool reduces my carbon footprint due to transportation while ensuring money is kept in our rural economies. I also use compostable packaging to keep my product as eco-friendly as possible. While I didn’t invent the concept of wool pellets, I’ve applied my talents and passions to build a company that promotes healthy soils and healthy communities. Together, we’re working with nature to nourish the soil.
Wool pellets nurture plants of all shapes, sizes, and purposes. You can use them in your garden, flowers, or potted plants (indoor and outdoor!) To use, you mix them in your soil at a rate of 2-5% of the soil volume. This equates to 0.1 pounds per sq. ft. or 1/2 cup to 1 cup of wool pellets per gallon of soil. A 1-pound bag can cover 10 sq. ft. of garden, a 2'x4' raised garden bed, or 3 gallons worth of soil. A 3-pound bag can cover 30 sq.ft. of garden, a 4'x8' raised garden bed, or 12 gallons worth of soil. Below is a guideline of how many wool pellets you'll need based on common pot sizes:
If you have any questions about how many wool pellets you need, feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can calculate that for you!
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