Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Good article on peat, coir, rice hulls, etc. Toplef10Good article on peat, coir, rice hulls, etc. 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Good article on peat, coir, rice hulls, etc. I22gcj10Good article on peat, coir, rice hulls, etc. 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Good article on peat, coir, rice hulls, etc. Toplef10Good article on peat, coir, rice hulls, etc. 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Good article on peat, coir, rice hulls, etc. I22gcj10Good article on peat, coir, rice hulls, etc. 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What can I use for the compost in Mel's mix...having trouble sourcing it.
by OhioGardener Today at 8:04 am

» Steves first SFG
by Simso Yesterday at 10:40 pm

» Starting Onions from Seed
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 6:28 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:04 pm

» Returning Member
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:03 pm

» Using misters
by OhioGardener 1/26/2022, 7:32 am

» Seed Starting Indoors
by sanderson 1/25/2022, 12:57 pm

» Winter ponderings about my Mel's mix
by sanderson 1/25/2022, 12:52 pm

» Corn Growing
by donnainzone5 1/24/2022, 2:54 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by sanderson 1/24/2022, 2:53 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener 1/24/2022, 12:22 pm

» Areogardening
by Scorpio Rising 1/23/2022, 2:15 pm

» Hello from North Central Idaho
by Scorpio Rising 1/22/2022, 10:02 am

» Sweet Potato Slips - Buy or Grow?
by sanderson 1/21/2022, 10:29 pm

» N & C Midwest: Jan & Feb 2022!
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2022, 9:26 pm

» Hi from Eastern NC (Zone 8a)
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2022, 9:22 pm

» Watering sfg
by sanderson 1/19/2022, 6:28 pm

» Starting plants with seed starting kit
by sanderson 1/19/2022, 6:04 pm

» Panic Buying due to Cornavirus Pandemic
by sanderson 1/19/2022, 5:54 pm

» Hello from San jose, ca zone 9
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2022, 1:54 pm

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by sanderson 1/18/2022, 3:48 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2022, 9:14 pm

» .?? Sfg to conventional bearing vegetables
by sanderson 1/17/2022, 1:32 pm

» Hello From Wilmington NC zone 8a
by sanderson 1/16/2022, 5:43 pm

» New SFG Instructor
by sanderson 1/16/2022, 2:30 pm

» Greenhouse sizes
by sanderson 1/15/2022, 7:02 pm

» Sanderson's Urban SFG in Fresno, California
by sanderson 1/12/2022, 12:26 am

» Watermelons and trellis
by Simso 1/11/2022, 7:32 pm

» What's a good type of lettuce to try for some one who doesn't like lettuce?
by donnainzone5 1/11/2022, 6:49 pm

» Compost?
by sanderson 1/10/2022, 4:54 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Good article on peat, coir, rice hulls, etc.

2 posters

Go down

Good article on peat, coir, rice hulls, etc. Empty Good article on peat, coir, rice hulls, etc.

Post  ander217 9/15/2010, 7:37 am

I read the thread about replacing peat with coir, and we are wondering if rice hulls could also replace peat moss.

We plan to experiment next year with using rice hulls in MM instead of peat. (We have a free supply available from the local rice mill who has piles of them rotting in a field. They load them free into our pickup.) Composted rice hulls seem to stay hydrated longer than peat moss, so we hope it might also cut down on watering. It would be making use of a waste product which is another plus.

This links to a very good article which discusses soil amendments, including peat, perlite, vermiculite, rice hulls, and coir.

http://www.uaex.edu/Other_Areas/publications/PDF/FSA-6097.pdf

We'll let you know next year how our experiment works. We're calling it "Mel's Mix - Southern style".
ander217
ander217

Female Posts : 1450
Join date : 2010-03-16
Age : 66
Location : Southeastern Missouri (6b)

Back to top Go down

Good article on peat, coir, rice hulls, etc. Empty Re: Good article on peat, coir, rice hulls, etc.

Post  junequilt 9/15/2010, 6:28 pm

Great article -- thanks for posting!

Among other things, it highlights the fact that not all peat moss is created equal. Some bales are incredibly hydrophobic, while others will hydrate with little or no effort on the part of the gardener. I've had both types this year.

Also interesting is the proportion of pine bark used in many potting mixes. I had no idea it was so high! We have an old, gradually deteriorating pile of pine bark nuggets, and I occasionally screen it for small particles and add them to planters when I am potting up. Here are two hypertufa planters in which I used about 1/3 pine bark, 1/3 very coarse sand, and 1/3 peat moss mixed with compost.
Good article on peat, coir, rice hulls, etc. Garden65
Good article on peat, coir, rice hulls, etc. Garden66
junequilt
junequilt

Posts : 319
Join date : 2010-03-22
Location : Columbia, SC (Zone 8)

Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum