I heard that sheep’s wool can be really useful in the vegetable garden. It is supposed to help maintain the moisture in the soil, and act as a fertilizer as well. That’s why I decided to give it a try this year. So, how exactly am I using it?
Well, I add some of it to the transplanting hole when I’m planting seedlings in the garden. As you can see in the video, I put the wool to the bottom of the hole and cover it with a small amount of compost and soil. Then, I water the hole, put the seedling in and fill the rest of the hole with more soil and some more compost.
The next thing I do is I firm the seedling in using my hands and water it one more time. At the end, once I’m done transplanting, I take some more wool and put it all around the seedling as a mulch. And that’s pretty much it!
Hopefully, the wool will absorb the water during rainy days as well as reduce evaporation during sunny days. The plants should thus always have enough water available. I also hope that the wool will feed the plants too once it starts breaking down and releasing nutrients into the soil.
So, if all goes according to my hopes and wishes, I expect my vegetables this year:
- to be more resistant to draught,
- to grow even faster,
- and to give more harvest.
Now, what about you? Have you used the sheep’s wool in your vegetable garden before? Or, do you intend to use it in the future? Let me know about it in the comments below. I would be more than happy to hear about it!
Update: The results are in. Click here to discover how my sheep wool gardening adventure turned out!