Rice Hulls Soil Amendment - 50 lb Bag
- Calculated at Checkout
- Organic Status:
- OMRI & WSDA Listed
This parboiled rice hull is a renewable resource that is a good alternative to perlite and vermiculite as well as being less dusty. Parboiled rice hulls have a pH near neutral to slightly alkaline. However, because of their low cation-exchange capacity, they have little effect of the substrate pH. Each 50 lb bag is about 7 cubic feet.
- Excellent drainage and moisture retention capacity.
- Will not tie up nitrogen.
- Free from weed seed
Even with the shipping cost, this bale of rice hulls was 3x cheaper than anything I could get in the city, my order was at my door in 48 hrs, i will definitely be ordering again. Thanks Seven Springs!
I am very happy to use natural and organic rice hull in gardening! Strongly recommended!
For decades, I'd used vermiculite in my soil mixes for germinating seed. With my vermiculite supply at less than 1/4 remaining, I reckoned it was time to consider other soil amendments. As rice hulls must surely be very abundant and that their being a ag bi-product and not a mined or extracted materials and also that vermilculite is, in effect, a manufactured product requiring heat inputs, and having doubts about the safety of potentially breathing-in fine particulate matter, rice hulls appear to be infinitely more environmentally friendly. To date, my use has been limited to a mix for transplanting. Thus, I must defer reporting on results.
These are clean and a great amendment for potting soils. Also great to persuade fungus gnats by covering the top of your containers with a few inches of clean rice hulls.
I received my purchase very quickly. I tried it right away since I’ve been struggling with heavy clay soil. I poured it on and dug it in with great results. The hulls made a much lighter soil that was almost fluffy. Clay is so hard to break up so I plan to get more.
The bale itself was packed so tightly it looks like I’ve barely used any. So, the price was very reasonable.
The eco benefits are so important to me as I’ve just learned how peat is non-sustainable. Peat bogs are thousands of years in the making and we are depleting them. The depletion of peat bogs will add to global warming. Before I learned this fact, I tried it as an amendment to the clay soil and it wasn’t a fraction as effective as rice hulls.
I’ve also tried coco coir on my soil. It is sustainable too, and cheap. It is, in IMO, a bit more than half as effective as rice hulls.
Rice hulls make a good mulch too. They stay in place and it looks pretty.