When I was planting my blueberries today I thought it was strange to see that the blueberry plants were planted in some sort of matting (think the stuff for wire plant baskets). What was it planted in, and why?
This is a woven cocoa fiber mat. Growers put a round disk with a hole for the stem of the plant to cut down on weeds.
It does degrade slowly so it is not reused. The cocoa fibers can be chopped and composted for reuse in your compost.