Cottonseed Hulls – Are There Seeds Mixed In?

Q: If I use cottonseed hulls, will I end up with a garden full of cotton? Are there cotton seeds mixed in with the hulls?

A: The cottonseed hulls that come from a cotton gin usually don’t have many seeds mixed in. Cotton gins are very efficient at separating the seed from the hulls. The seeds are sold for cattle feed or for planting the next crop and hulls degrade the value of the product. I have never heard of anyone finding a cotton plant where they used cottonseed hulls but it wouldn’t surprise me if that should happen once in a while.

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