For those of us living in more southern climes where Spanish Moss falls from the localtrees whenever there is a wind storm, if you soak it in water it will apparently make a very nourishing tea for your plants.
I have still to try it -- my first batch is sitting outside being neglected as I dream about the project of spinning thread from what is left once the outside rots away. But it sounds really good to me and I look forward to trying it.
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
posted 5 years ago
Spanish moss collects nutrients from the air, and rain. It particularly likes Southern live Oak trees, because their leaves exude a lot of phosphorus and potassium, and each rainfall feeds the moss.
It has been used as insulation in the past. If not for your house, it could be a free way to keep your hen house comfortable all year.
I'm not dead! I feel happy! I'd like to go for a walk! I'll even read a tiny ad: