Cocoa shell: mulch and fertilizer

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Cocoa husk is an excellent mulch and an effective seasonal fertilizer.

Highly aesthetic and endowed with incomparable agronomic characteristics, it is the perfect mulch for all the plants in the garden. and also of your balconies or terraces.

Widely used by landscape professionals, the cocoa husk is considered a high quality mulch.

Advantages of the cocoa shell

  • Decorate admirably the beds and plantations as well as the planters and planters.
  • Fertilise progressively the ground.
  • Limits the weeds.
  • Wind resistant after being hosed down.
  • Protects the roots against frost.

Cocoa shells enhance your plants thanks to their beautiful cocoa color .

Its agronomic values and its pH around 5.7 make it the best fertilizer mulch.

Use of cocoa shells

Before spreading the cocoa husks, it is essential to have carried out the plantations.

Then spread a layer of approximately 4 to 5 cm thick and water so that the hulls stick together and form a protective layer that is permeable to water, air and fertilizers.

A few days later, a thin white film will appear and indicate that the mulch is working effectively.
6 to 8 months later, mix the mulch into the soil to further fertilize it and repeat the operation every year.

Cocoa shells, dog and cat

Be careful, cocoa pods or husks are very toxic for animals such as cats and dogs. Like chocolate, they contain theobromine.

This substance may be toxic if ingested by your pet and it may be urgent to consult a veterinarian in this case.

You can also use the cocoa husks in a mixture with soil or compost. This will aerate your soil and enhance fertilization!

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