Looking for Rice Hulls

honeybunny442(z6 TN)March 23, 2008

Hi, I live in east TN and am looking for unground rice hulls to use as a component of a potting soil mix. Does anyone have any idea where I can buy some? The only company I've seen in in Arkansas.

thanks!

Susan

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anntn6b(z6b TN)

You'll have a problem in that it's a long way to where rice is grown. Arkansas are the closest growing fields to TN, (and they are probably totally under water this week.)
Finding someone that will bag and ship them is going to really add the cost.
Could you substitute a more local product?
(I would suggest corn gluten meal, something readily available locally, but it's a germination supressant in that it accelerates growth excessively according to an old website from Iowa.)
Wheat straw.... is available.
And there are lots of food additives from the Farmers' Co-op. (Soy bean meal, cottonseed meal....)

    Bookmark   March 28, 2008 at 4:41PM
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amazindirt(7A mid-TN)

Susan, you might consider buying some BioComp from Sonnegro instead. It's made with composted bark and peanut hulls.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2008 at 5:36PM
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honeybunny442(z6 TN)

Thanks, that sounds good.
In the past I got 50 pound bags of the hulls in Milwaukee, WI, so I know places have them and may not advertise the fact. I'll try the Sonnegro, thanks!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2008 at 11:43PM
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