Using Cornmeal In Your Garden For Weed Control and To Attract Worms:
Another Budget Saving Nana Gardening tip:
I was admiring my neighbor’s fantastic blackberry bushes. Here is how they planted them. First they loosened the soil and planted the bushes. Then they put a thin layer of corn meal on the ground all around the plant and between each plant. Next, they added a 12 inch layer of mulch. Those plants are doing fantastic.
Why Does Cornmeal Help Your Garden?
Why? The corn meal feeds the worms that keep the soil in great shape and it suppresses weed seeds and helps prevent them from germinating. You just have to be sure and not add the corn meal until after your seedlings have emerged from the ground.
How I Saved Money On Corn Meal:
At a surplus store, I found several bags of corn meal that had split. I would not want to serve that to my family, but it is perfect for my garden! I’m going to use it as cheap fertilizer, worm attracter and weed control!!
You can actually buy corn gluten (much more expensive) from various organic suppliers on the web. Corn meal was a much cheaper idea. Just be sure that you buy plain corn meal and not self rising. You don’t want all those chemicals in your soil……just the ground corn!