Dr. Mani's Magic - Organic Rice Hulls

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Get unmatched aeration, porosity and drainage for increased root growth with Organic Rice hulls.

This natural, sustainable, and renewable alternative to peat, vermiculite, and perlite to mix with your potting mix. Also use as a top dressing to act as a mulch and reduce weeds.

These rice hulls are specially processed to contain no diseases, weed seeds, or insects.
  • Healthy Roots - Better airflow and drainage around the roots encourages strong growth and reduces the risk of disease development.
  • Top Dressing - 
  • Aeration - Increases porosity in growing media, which allows for more air flow and better water drainage.
  • Indoor and Outdoor Use - for indoor & outdoor plants in containers
  • Natural - a  byproduct of rice production, rice hulls are a renewable and sustainable product.

Use: Ideal for young plants and seedlings, fruit trees, and cuttings. Use to freshen established potting mix or use to 

Environmentally Superior: Natural, sustainable and renewable. Steam sterilized and guaranteed to be free of disease, weed seeds, or insects with organic certification.

Top Dressing : Place 1" over the top of your potting mix to stop weed growth economical, earth-friendly weed management

Greenhouse Tested: We have tested this on all varieties of multiple type of plants in our own greenhouse with many happy plants!

The Alternatives: The vast majority of potting mix or landscaper's mix is an abomination made primarily from pine tree sawdust and bark chunks. The mixes 'made for citrus' have a tiny amount of sand, peat, and fertilizer. Peat moss is a good material but it is usually dusted coir that is so small it will decompose rapidly and steal oxygen from plant roots.

Why is pine used for potting mix? Because it is a waste product from our forestry industry and they have plenty of it and it is very light and cheap. Pine has some of the highest toxins and chemicals, and has its own chemical industry. These chemicals, in the potting mixes unfortunately are terrible for plant root growth. Also, the small wood particles decompose very quickly, this takes up all the oxygen and some nutrients from the mix and the plant roots.

What We Use: Coco coir, rice hulls and sandy loam are excellent alternatives to traditional, commercial potting mixes, that after a few months turn into poison!