What is it? well, most simply it is 1lb of buffalo hair, the short down and guard hair that is left when we make our yarns. Just part of our program for finding the best use for everything bison.
What do I do with it? When tilling up your garden, or filling pots for planting, just spread the fiber out as you mix up the dirt. It's is pretty simple, we recommend .5 lbs per square yard of garden plot, or 1 oz per one gallon pot. Obviously if you have more clay in your soil, you might want to use more.
Why would I want to use it? Bison fiber is a great source of very slow release nitrogen and other minerals that puts nutrients back into the soil. It also improves drainage and soil aeration. Supercharge your garden the natural way.
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I love the Bison Fiber as an soil additive. Besides the additives (minerals, etc.) that it adds to the soil it helps to aerate and loosen the soil. I have used in planting soil even for my houseplants as well at the bottom of pots for keeping soil in and drainage. Great stuff—can’t knit it though!😂
I like having a natural option for amending my soil. I live in an area with clay-heavy soil. Digging the bison fiber into the garden beds really makes a difference!
The quantity is a lot… the quality of the fiber is clean n fresh. I was wondering why it wasn’t a garment. I’ve just recently placed it in some pots with differing plants… it is to early to say it works.. but I believe you. I also gave a small amount to my crop seed supplier. He said he’d give some to the chemical nutritionist guy in the office for analysis. I am pleased with the order. Thank you. I like trying natural things
I have been using this under my potted succulents and my rosemary bushes--things that require good drainage--but now I have 5 lbs to work with, and will use it to amend the beds where I plant the carrots and potatoes, because our soil is so dense and full of clay. I like compost, but the wildlife also likes it--but the 'critters' are not attracted to the bison hair, so it does its job unmolested. And it will gradually improve my soil
I was surprised how much of my garden the amendment covered. I don’t have compost so I used as a soil shade and covered with grass clippings. It has rained and now have nice solid soil protection. Should compost in a year this way. I really like the fiber.
would like to purchase the wools and hair as it comes off the buffalo and not separated at all. is that possible? thank you
I have used this for planting indoors and outside in the garden. I have also begun to felt it.
We actually used this to make a pillow, and so far it seems great. The fibers are more burly and thick than sheep wool, so I think they are less likely to get matted.
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