Palmpost

My property is full of resources for my gardening. Yours may be too. It has always been important to me to find the things that the earth provides for us. Palmpost is one of those excellent provisions.
Palmpost is the insides of a palm log or palm tree once it breaks down or composts.

Over the years I have often stopped my car or truck when I saw logs on the side of the road left for the waste pickups and loaded them up to take home to my garden. All along my pathways in the woods I put upright logs as pedestals for my potted plants. Palm logs don’t last very long. After a year or so of sitting on the damp ground in the woods and taking on water from the potted plant sitting on top of it, the insides of the palm log begins to soften. When I begin to see the live oaks coming up through the log and around the pot, when the pot begins to sink into the log I move the potted plant and harvest the palmpost.

Harvesting is easy, just peel off some of the shell on the outside of the palm log, and scoop out the palmpost. You may have to pull some roots out of it, but that is pretty easy. Of course it depends on the size of the log, but I usually get a little more than a 3 gallon pot full of fluffy palmpost.

Palmpost is fluffy and brown. It reminds me of peat moss only no bog habitat was destroyed to obtain it. I have been mixing palmpost into my potting mix to lighten it up for cuttings and seedlings.
It works great.

Happy Gardening