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Old 04-15-2012, 12:05 AM
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what is everyone's opinion on per lite for grow media
I can purchase it for locally for 9.00 a 4 cuft bag
going to use it for tomatoes and peppers in bags with drippers and drain to waste set up outside

piping systems in the future but gota get to that point
beginning the disability junk is putting the squeeze on us at the moment
so this is a way to make some progress and re invest the income into the green house for next winter

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Old 04-15-2012, 12:35 AM
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Where are you able to find Perlite at that price? The best price I've found is $19.95 for 2 cubic feet. Perlite is a good growing media, but not the best for flood and drain system because it floats.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:52 PM
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at the local block yard
I had an extensive reply but the web site lost it

its not sifted

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Old 04-15-2012, 11:56 PM
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What's a block yard? it sounds like a place they sell bricks and masonry stuff. Do they use it as a mortar additive like sand.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:47 AM
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What's a block yard? it sounds like a place they sell bricks and masonry stuff. Do they use it as a mortar additive like sand.
yes a block yard is were masonry supplies are sold .perlite also is used to fill around blast furnaces boilers and such to insulate them
replaced vermiculite due to the asbestos issue with it

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Old 04-17-2012, 02:20 AM
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This is the first time I've used it, weird stuff but the strawberries seem to like it. I started some seeds in it also and they did ok, but I killed them cuz I didn't have the time to get them transplanted into a system.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:02 PM
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Default scored big today

went to the restore here in town and found 27 bags [4cuft]of perlite for 4.00 a bag,the cashier discounted them to 3.50 a bag sense I bought 10 bags
ill be going back to pick up the rest next week
instead of re filling the perlite into containers
I am using them as lay flat bags [20''x40''] with 6 tomato plants in them

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