I'm a new member. I'm looking for bags of corn gluten meal as a natural weed preemergent for my yard. Does anyone have any contacts for the area or any mail order sources? Thank you for your help, Susan
Susan, welcome.. Elizabeth's Feed and Seed in Marietta sells what they call "cracked corn".. I don't know if its the same thing, but you can look it up and see. I had considered using it as well, but have not found anything other than that.
If you are interested in coming to a Marietta gardeners Club meeting, please let me know.
We used corn gluten when our lawn was dug up.
It is fantastic when you tear out grass etc. and then ammend the soil and have to wait for planting like we did. It works well in grass - and is a main component of Preen. http://www.gluten.iastate.edu/
We had purchased it from a seed/feed store, however the shop on Brannen road does not carry it.
Atlanta really lacks a garden center that focuses on alternative products. Some do, but only carry a few basic fertilizers etc. There is a place in Virginia (I know this doesn't help you) that we buy natural products from when we go to visit family. They are fantastically well stocked in organics.
Corn gluten meal will work relatively well anywhere you do not want re-seeding to happen. There is a natural chemical in it which retards the germination of seeds - it should do the job anywhere it has been spread.
>> I found the Preen brand of corn gluten at home depot on Saturday. Glad to see they are carrying it.
Wow! That's what Preen is? or is that an organic product that Preen produces? Either way, I'm glad a place like HD carries it too! Darn, it was probably a lot less expensive than what I paid at Pike. Oh well.