Cacao shells are simply the shells of the cacao bean. Cacao shells can be used as an ingredient for making cacao tea, or it can be used in gardening as cacao mulch. Not many people realize this but cacao mulch is good for all types of plants. Cacao Shell Mulch has been used on all types of plant materials because it is an excellent garden mulch and soil conditioner.
The product is mainly used as a general purpose garden mulch, although it can also be dug into sandy or clay soils. It can also be used as a protective cover in flower beds, generally after planting, although it is easy enough to plant through the mulch crust. Cacao Shell Mulch is perfect for suppressing weeds and retaining moisture in garden beds and borders. It will also protect the ground from frost. Bark mulch and other variations lack many key benefits that Cacao Shell Mulch provides so your plants will know the difference.