You can imagine my surprise when Bubby ordered "Smart Grow" hair mats for my garden. 120,00 pounds of human hair from India & China are boiled to 120 degrees and then woven in to mats (Smart Grow won't accept American hair because it's too damaged and processed). You then put the hair mats either on the top-soil or planted in the soil . They keep away bugs, weeds, provide excellent drainage and are a terrific supply of nitrogen and other micro nutrients that nourish the roots.
The downside to this is that even though it's a great product (Florida alone used 2 millions mats last year in gardens and farms), and boosts tomato production 48%....Smart Grow is spending big bucks to pay the women of India & China for their hair, then shipping it back to the United States for distribution. This is a dire issue for all of us trying to become localvores. But I have an idea!
If we all shaved our unprocessed and beautiful beaver hairs and sold it to Smart Grow, maybe there might be enough to start keeping hair mats right here the United States of America! Just think how much money Smart grow could save in overseas shipping costs!
Who's willing to help the cause?