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All the fellas previous posts to this ....post are extremely helpful and accurate...these fellas breath this stuff.....

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I am acting on the theory that a very fluffy, loose, potting mix is best because it will accommodate root expansion. I want the roots to not force the potting mix over the rim of the pot. Toward this end, I use a mix of approximately 1 part parboiled rice hulls, 2 parts peat moss and a small amount (by weight) of unmilled sphagnum moss. The sphagnum moss makes the mix very airy while increasing its water holding capacity.

For this mix, a fertilizer that contains calcium should be used because the mix contains no lime.
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I am acting on the theory that a very fluffy, loose, potting mix is best because it will accommodate root expansion. I want the roots to not force the potting mix over the rim of the pot. Toward this end, I use a mix of approximately 1 part parboiled rice hulls, 2 parts peat moss and a small amount (by weight) of unmilled sphagnum moss. The sphagnum moss makes the mix very airy while increasing its water holding capacity.

For this mix, a fertilizer that contains calcium should be used because the mix contains no lime.
A few of my grower associates use this amendment....they love it.

However the cost of the product is prohibitive to the backyard grower.
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Anyone in Florida know where to find this parboiled rice hulls? I've tried all over the SW area and the farm or feed stores don'y carry it or cant even order it.
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Anyone in Florida know where to find this parboiled rice hulls? I've tried all over the SW area and the farm or feed stores don'y carry it or cant even order it.
Try this!......


https://www.groworganic.com/rice-hulls-50-lb-bag.html


Hopefully it helps!.....
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Anyone in Florida know where to find this parboiled rice hulls? I've tried all over the SW area and the farm or feed stores don'y carry it or cant even order it.
These are a little cheaper and closer , but, shipping costs are about $25 per bag:

Rice Hulls Soil Amendment 50 lb - Seven Springs Farm Organic Farming & Gardening Supplies LLC
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Yeah, I saw both of those already, but I want to avoid high shipping charges like that. Someone mentioned in a different thread these 50# bags should be around $8 from a feed store, and if it's local I'd pick it up to avoid shipping. Anyone have a local source in Florida available for picking up?
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and if it's local I'd pick it up to avoid shipping. Anyone have a local source in Florida available for picking up?
What is your location in Southwest Florida.?
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What is your location in Southwest Florida.?
Sarasota FL. 34240

I see a lot of Florida people in here, but also notice those talking about parboiled rice hulls are not even in this state where I'm at, leading me to think these parboiled rice hulls are produced in an industry far away from Florida.
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I see a lot of Florida people in here, but also notice those talking about parboiled rice hulls are not even in this state where I'm at, leading me to think these parboiled rice hulls are produced in an industry far away from Florida.
check with wholesale feed suppliers who grind there own feed most have acess to all kinds of products


might have some luck with these folks

Atlas Peat & Soil, Inc.
Boynton Beach, FL
561-734-7300

Professional Products - Sun Gro Horticulture



these folks might have it as a by product



Asia Grains Syndicate Co., Ltd
5847 South. West. 21st Street
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I see a lot of Florida people in here, but also notice those talking about parboiled rice hulls are not even in this state where I'm at, leading me to think these parboiled rice hulls are produced in an industry far away from Florida.
I was pondering the same thing about where the heck do they make Canadian peat moss.
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I see a lot of Florida people in here, but also notice those talking about parboiled rice hulls are not even in this state where I'm at, leading me to think these parboiled rice hulls are produced in an industry far away from Florida.
In Louisianan and may be a small corner of Texas. The same flooded field that crawfish are grown in. The rice hulls are a by-produce of milling so milling might be more Northern at the BIG mills.



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I was pondering the same thing about where the heck do they make Canadian peat moss.
In Canada of course! Lumber, CANola oil, and Canadian Pete is about all they have; .... and a few very lovely Ladies.
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In Louisianan and may be a small corner of Texas. The same flooded field that crawfish are grown in. The rice hulls are a by-produce of milling so milling might be more Northern at the BIG mills
Just checked....Rice a Roni in San Francisco puts out truckloads of PBH....but still, you have the shipping costs......arg..

PBH is a niche item with the backyard gardener.......the ROi is not better than other alternatives.
However if you were a commercial grower and purchased by the semi load .....your good.

Locally, some growers will use it to use the organic/renewable resource labeling but for them it is worth it.

Me....it is a good alternative when I want to triple my costs filling 14 gal containers.
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In Canada of course! Limber, CANola oil, and Canadian Pete is about all they have; .... and a few very lovely Ladies.
I should have double quoted this....sorry. Hard to respond from a burner phone.

Limber....LOL.... an Urban Dictionary search clarified this. Do not believe everything you read..

I heard about the canola...

I have Texas Pete in the fridge but I really have to check out the Canadian Pete.
Wonder how it is with oysters?

And for the lovely ladies.......Justin Bieber is super hot.....love the tats and tude , tighty whitey's and the whole package.....

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I should have double quoted this....sorry. Hard to respond from a burner phone.

Limber....LOL.... an Urban Dictionary search clarified this. Do not believe everything you read..

I heard about the canola...

I have Texas Pete in the fridge but I really have to check out the Canadian Pete.
Wonder how it is with oysters?

And for the lovely ladies.......Justin Bieber is super hot.....love the tats and tude , tighty whitey's and the whole package.....

"grow it like you stole it"
haha ... stupid spell checker ... LOL

Try Crystal Hot sauce on the oysters! Much better. Crystal was the first.
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Sarasota FL. 34240

I see a lot of Florida people in here, but also notice those talking about parboiled rice hulls are not even in this state where I'm at, leading me to think these parboiled rice hulls are produced in an industry far away from Florida.
Unlike Illinois, Florida still has commercial growers of potted tropical plants. The suppliers of these growers should have PBH. About 10 years ago, I bought PBG from a BFG Growers Supply outlet in Illinois before they closed operations in Illinois. Contact Riceland and ask for distributers in Florida:

Riceland Foods Inc/PBH
2510 Guara Dr
Cedar Park, TX 78613-1619
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Fax: 512-996-9830
scottpjohnson@riceland.com
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Incidentally, I don't know what would happen if the rice hulls weren't parboiled. Maybe, rice seedlings would germinate from rice in the hulls.
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What about using straight up rice? I think I have seen 25# of white rice for cheap.
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Called Atlas and they had no clue what parboiled rice hulls even were. She referred be to a place they sell to and he had no idea what it is. I called Riceland and left a message. I'll try calling the Asia grains but I don't have much expectation of them having it either.

This reminds me of trying to find ingedients for Al Tapla's 5:1:1 mix or the One with the Gritty Mix where you needed Gran - I - Grit crushed granite. Everyone I asked had no clue so I just gave up on that years ago.
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