Just when we think Pat Sullivan can’t surprise us anymore…
This week we learned that buttermilk, yes buttermilk, helps grow moss. Believe it or not that’s a factual tip recommended by Pat himself (which is why we had to second-guess at first, that jokester!)
Apparently the acidity of buttermilk encourages moss to grow.
So, if you love the look of moss on rocks or as a ground cover, this is your chance!
- Scrape some moss off the sidewalk/wall or wherever it’s growing. Mix equal parts buttermilk and the moss in a blender until the moss is broken up. You’ll basically get a non-appetizing looking milkshake concoction.
- Pack the soil in the areas you want the moss to grow, then pour the paste on top.
- Spray the ground with a light mist of water daily to keep the ground damp.
- Just like that you’ll start to notice moss growing in within a few weeks.
*NOTE: Spring season is best to try this.
I guess we’ve learned a few things this week 1) Buttermilk is good for other things than pancakes. 2) Never underestimate the garden knowledge of Pat.
Hear for yourself: