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For a happier, healthier garden, add Gin Trash from Bolton's gin to your soil

As many gardeners and farmers will attest, if you want to grow amazing vegetables and gorgeous flowers, mix “gin trash” with your soil prior to planting. Fortunately for those of us who live in Bolton and the surrounding area, there is a cotton gin in town, making this valuable soil additive available to landscapers, gardening enthusiasts and farmers throughout the area. Some drive long distances each year, to purchase gin trash in Bolton.


What is gin trash? It is a rich, organic mixture of portions of the cotton bolls and cotton plant that are removed and ground up during the ginning process, which takes place in the Fall. The mixture is allowed to sit and mulch for a time, before it is sold for gardening use.


Beginning on March 3, 2022, gin trash may be purchased on Thursdays and Fridays from 7 a.m.to 4 p.m., and Saturdays 7 a.m. to noon. This will continue on Thursday through Saturday of each week (weather permitting), until it is all gone.


Three different quantities are available: pick-up truck load; trailer load; and “by the yard” (with a 5-yard minimum).


First step: pay for the quantity you desire at Gaddis & McLaurin hardware store, 104 Madison Street, Bolton MS. Next, pick up your gin trash behind the Gaddis and McLaurin Gin across the street. Their staff will load it for you.


A by-product of the ginning process is a nutrient-rich mixture used to enrich soil prior to planting called "Gin Trash":

Outside a cotton gin in Bolton MS
A by-product of the ginning process is a nutrient-rich mixture used to enrich soil prior to planting called "Gin Trash":

Girl in vegetable garden holding carrotts
For happier, healthier gardens and flowers, mix Gin Trash in the soil

Gaddis & McLaurin is located at 104 Madison Street, Bolton, MS 39041. Telephone: 601.866.2279.