How cool is this? Corks for mulch! I’d like to say it was my idea but it wasn’t. My mother in-law Connie who has a “neon green thumb” came up with this idea. Her hubby loves to drink wine (in moderation of course!) and she loves to garden. Is this the perfect marrying of the two of them or what? Ok, in fairness, she likes to drink wine too…haha
Merlot mulch recipe–
–save and collect wine/champagne corks (even ask friends to put their batch aside for you)
–store them in grocery bags or buckets
–when you feel you have enough to fill your planter of choice, fill em’ up
–you can use large planter areas or petite ones
–For a great hostess gift, get a small planter, can, jar or whatever creative thing you would like. Then plant an herb or herbs, cover the top of the soil with corks. Add a cute wine phrase on your thank you card, such as “I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.”.