This parboiled rice hill 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
Also available by the full pallet. Call for a shipping quote. 800-540-9181
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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.