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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Perlite, Vermiculite

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substitute for vermiculite
    #2179952 - 12/15/03 05:01 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

hey once again. well i got my spores the other day. ordered one and got one for free. yeah sporeworks. :syringe: :syringe: anyway, i was out and about today to gather all my supplies to do the pf jar tek. well i got everything in needed. however i could only find one bag of 8qts of vermiculite at a mom and pop garden store that i pulled into at a last minute hope. i went to the local hardware stores ie hd,lowes and a few of the big shopping centers, wal,kmart,target. then finaly i went to our local hydro shop wher i get all my garden supplies. well  he told me that he hasnt had any for over a year now because of some gay ass epa ruling on abspestosis. THIS SUCKS! so knowing the owner pretty well he suggested i try some fox farm siol mix but i wasnt to sure about that. then he suggested that i use broken up rockwool cubes as a moisture retainer.  once again i was lost. picked up some stuff for AFOAF's indoor garden and left.
so this big ass city i live in and i cant locate any more than 8qts of vermiculite. help me please. anyone know a shop that i can online order a small bag from? or will perlite do the same as vermiculite in the pf jars? i have plenty of perlite :thumbup:

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Re: substitute for vermiculite [Re: lostnthought]
    #2179984 - 12/15/03 05:13 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Well you've got 8 quarts...that should last you a while.

go to www.mycosupply.com or any other online retailer and order the verm that way.

Verm is definitely going to be better than any soil mix...in fact you'll probably have contamination problems with anything that is like soil.

I'm not sure about the rockwool cubes, however I wouldn't give up on the verm.

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Re: substitute for vermiculite [Re: lostnthought]
    #2180509 - 12/15/03 08:33 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

absestos in vermiculite? nothing is made with absestos now, and even if there was, there are vermiculite bags that are _clearly_ labeled "absestos free" like the ones i have. try Franks Nursery if you happen to have any near you.

also if you can't find vermiculite, perhaps try thinking about grains.

nonetheless, goodluck.

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Re: substitute for vermiculite [Re: panamared]
    #2180513 - 12/15/03 08:37 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

You should order online for now, more then likely your having problems fining it becuase it's the middle of winter and many gardening stores stop selling it around this time. go for mycosupply or www.earthstongue.com or another vendor of the product.


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