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Wood fibre

I read an article about growing media where they listed 'Wood fibre', produced by subjecting wood chips to pressure, which expands them to a fluffy fibre.  I don't know if this is the stuff that Waitrose are currently using to grow they punnets of Cress in. Maybe it's too early to say if/when it will rot down.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,585

    I cant see why it wont rot down. Wood will rot. The smaller the pieces , the faster the rot. That is why I put prunings through a shredder. the increased surface area gives more space for bacteria  and fungi to breed and do their work decomposing the lignins and celluloses

  • BreatheBreathe Posts: 114

    I understand why we should mulch, but i have clay soil and i feel my mulch keeps the soil 'too' wet.Or should i only water every 4 days or so at present? i'm in London.

  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,995

    Breathe, you want to begin your own thread for this question.. no one will notice it down here. image

    Utah, USA.
  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    I tried Wood fibre compost. My idea was to use it as a mulch but I really did not like it, it felt poor, like really bad compost mixed with wood bits. I added it to the soil instead and I think that is its role - an additive to soils and compost rather than a stand alone product.

  • BreatheBreathe Posts: 114

    Oh rookie mistake- obliged!

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