feedback request on cottonseed hulls?
Does anyone use cottonseed hulls in their garden? I ran short of home/organic/mulch so I've been using it on some fall planted lilacs and peach trees. My bareroot plants are coming in and I thought I'd use it on them for a little extra insulation in case we get real snow or ice. (Last night the weather man said that March is Oklahoma's highest snow fall. I've been here over 30 years = I would have guessed February). The bags are huge, weighing 45#, but when you open them they are tightly backed and go a long way. (still $8.70 is never as good as free) I've heard 'cottonseed meal' is good for plants. So when they eventually break down it should be good for the soil? Cotton itself (I'm a spinner/weaver) is a 'hair of the seed' fiber filled with oil, and the cotton seed has oil... so they should be a great weather insulation to let those roots really grow during the winter cold. Any input and opinions on using them to protect bareroot starter plants as mulch or other uses?