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  Rice hulls as planting media?
From: "Bryant, Susan L." <SLBryant at scj.com> on 2004.07.12 at 11:48:59(11740)
Hello,
I bought some rice hulls or husks to use as a soil top dressing, but I
really don't care for the look of it. Has anyone ever used the hulls as
part of their soil mix? Just curious...

Thanks,
Susan

From: "hanson, skip" <hanson_skip at emc.com> on 2004.07.12 at 12:01:36(11741)
> I bought some rice hulls or husks to use as a soil top
> dressing, but I really don't care for the look of it. Has
> anyone ever used the hulls as part of their soil mix? Just curious...

I agree with you on the look of rice hulls. Not to mention they blow around
in the wind easily. However, I have mixed them with compost as a top
dressing and

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From: ken at spatulacity.com on 2004.07.12 at 12:11:44(11742)
I'd be afraid of how fast the rice hulls would rot. I've never seen them
but some years ago I used cocoa hulls as mulch. Smelled great but got slimy
and moldy - ugh. I wouldn't want that down in my soil mix.

-Ken

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From: Judith Viégas <juviegas at brturbo.com> on 2004.07.13 at 07:11:42(11747)
We used the carbonized rice hulls in micropropagated african violets, with
very good results. See annex, the abstract of our article.
Judith

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From: "Michael Marcotrigiano" <mmarcotr at email.smith.edu> on 2004.07.13 at 07:33:57(11748)
Buckwheat hulls are the best top mulch for containers. Nice looking,
effective, no fungus. Finding them is tough sometimes since they are
used to stuff toys, pillows, etc.

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