An attractive economical sustainable mulching alternative. Cover your beds with a thin layer of hulls, ½–1" thick: it will look sparse at first and the hulls may seem light enough to blow away in a good breeze. They will swell up nicely after a rain or two and settle down to a summer of weed and grass suppression. OGS staffer Renee uses them in chicken nest boxes to keep eggs clean, and they make chick brooder poop patrol a breeze—clumping litter for chickens!
We have a surprise customer base for these hulls from people who use them not to mulch, but for making zafus and other pillows. We happily sell them to gardeners and meditators alike.
The actual weight of each 2 cu ft bag varies, but is roughly 25 pounds; the 35 pounds for the shipping weight reflects the bulkiness of the bag and how much it costs to ship it in a box. The 2000 pounds for the shipping weight of the pallet (44 bags) reflects the bulkiness of the stack and how much it costs to truck them; you will actually receive ~1100 pounds of hulls. MOFGA.
Inoculants, soil amendments, fertilizers, livestock supplies and pesticides are labeled as: OMRI: Organic Materials Review Institute. Most state certifying agencies, including MOFGA, accept OMRI approval. MOFGA: Reviewed and approved by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association Certification Services. Allowed for use on MOFGA-certified farms. Check with your certifier. WSDA: Listed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Organic Certification division for use in organic agriculture in Washington State. MOFGA has indicated that they will accept products on this list for their certification program. Check with your certifier. Nat’l List: One-ingredient products on the NOP* List of Allowed Substances (subpart G of the Organic Foods Production Act, sections 205.601-606). Check with your certifier. AYC: Ask your certifier. Has not been reviewed by a certifier, but the active ingredient is allowed. Ask your certifier. Not Allowed: A few of the products we list are not allowed for organic production but we think they have a place in sensible agriculture and can be used when certification is not an issue.