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Offlinezipaday
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V e |2 m i c u L i T e
    #3308843 - 11/02/04 11:24 AM (19 years, 6 months ago)

I can't find any vermiculite anywhere. I live in a relatively small city in kansas, we have an ace hardware, walmart, k-mart, and a few greenhouses here and there. I've searched ace hardware and all the greenhouses, is vermiculite called vermiculite on the bag you purchase it in? is there any viable substitute for vermiculite, or better yet a cheaper one? Does walmart and/or k-mart carry vermiculite? i can't go see because my liscense is suspended i'd have to walk, and i dont want to walk several miles and say oh shit. I NEED TEH VERMICULITEZ. btw anyone recommend a brand? any help would be helpful, if this post is irrelivent or stupid just delete it admins i'm new to this forum and just trying to find mah way around.


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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: zipaday]
    #3308862 - 11/02/04 11:29 AM (19 years, 6 months ago)

Every walmart I've been in carries Vermiculite.

It will say Vermiculite in large letters on the bag. Check around the soil an' stuff. If you ask a worker where it is, he's definately going to ask what it's for, tell him that it's added to top soil to help retain moisture.. that might give him an idea of where it is in the store.

I like fine grade vermiculite, but others like coarse, it's all a matter of opinion.

Zipaday wrote:
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if this post is irrelivent or stupid just delete it




It's far from stupid. Hope I've helped.

- Silven


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Offlinezipaday
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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: Silven]
    #3308888 - 11/02/04 11:35 AM (19 years, 6 months ago)

thank you kind sir


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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: zipaday]
    #3308912 - 11/02/04 11:39 AM (19 years, 6 months ago)

i also had a real hard time finding some. I was told its a seasonal item and its not in season. I ended up finding it in a real small home store called builder square.

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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: intrigue]
    #3309043 - 11/02/04 12:16 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

Dude, im having the same FUCKING PROBLEM!!!!
I went to Walmart, Home Depot, and Calloway's Nursery. NO LUCK!!!

This is pissing me off!

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    #3309086 - 11/02/04 12:24 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

Yay it sucks i spent a good 2 weeks trying to find it. i was at the last store.

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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: intrigue]
    #3309119 - 11/02/04 12:30 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

im gonna try k/walmart next. i burned 3000000000 calories trying to find it at home depot but to no avail =\


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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: zipaday]
    #3309149 - 11/02/04 12:38 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

hydroponics stores all carry it as well as a million sites on the web that will deliver it to your door!


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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: nu2mycology]
    #3309321 - 11/02/04 01:28 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

home depot has it thats where i got it

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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: 420man]
    #3309335 - 11/02/04 01:31 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

A great place for all your shopping needs is usually a feed-n-seed store, Im not sure what part of the country your in but the guy I always go to told me that vermiculite is rare this time of year, and he had to order a bag for me. Enough verm. for a year for 14.95!


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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: Amygdala]
    #3309458 - 11/02/04 02:04 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

yeah right now its pretty much out of season but when you do find this time of year it will be discounted...i got 2 25lb. bags yesterday for 4.99

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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: pizzle3k]
    #3309469 - 11/02/04 02:07 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

It must be just because I live in Pennsylvania around a lot of agriculture that it's so easy to find.

Ever since I began looking for it, it's in basically all stores that have a garden center here (which is a lot).


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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: zipaday]
    #3309488 - 11/02/04 02:13 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

i have never seen verm in any type of mart store or home depot myself.. the only place i've found it is in the feed store, or really good garden centers.

i've never seen it in any walmart, especially since schultz stopped making it. i live in NJ. and even like when i was at a wal-mart in TN they didnt have any. I was going to bonnaroo i was just curious :wink:


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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: iloveraving]
    #3309518 - 11/02/04 02:18 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

buy it online if your really having a problem i just bought a shit load cause a nursery near me is going out of busines and everything is 50-75% off and vermiculite is not a big ticket item so yeah i got like 8 bags for under 10 buck also picker up 10 bags of perlite ofr 5 bucks

so yeah i dont kknow alot of places sell it online Good Luck

-mike

also if you really cant find it look into other options like straw or even WBS cased in just coco coir


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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: phantasm]
    #3310058 - 11/02/04 03:39 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

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phantasm said:
a nursery near me is going out of busines and everything is 50-75% off and vermiculite is not a big ticket item so yeah i got like 8 bags for under 10 buck also picker up 10 bags of perlite ofr 5 bucks





Franks by any chance?


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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: Koala Koolio]
    #3310443 - 11/02/04 04:57 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

i had the same problem.  I decided to try shultz moisture control (a vermiculite imitation) and things seem to be going well :laugh:

It can be purchased from any ace for $4
this is day 17 (fully colonized):

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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: iamthecheeseman]
    #3310465 - 11/02/04 05:00 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

Try Lowe's

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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: Koala Koolio]
    #3312925 - 11/03/04 04:37 AM (19 years, 6 months ago)

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elgr said:
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phantasm said:
a nursery near me is going out of busines and everything is 50-75% off and vermiculite is not a big ticket item so yeah i got like 8 bags for under 10 buck also picker up 10 bags of perlite ofr 5 bucks





Franks by any chance?




kramer went to frank's the other day and there was no verm left :frown:


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Re: V e |2 m i c u L i T e [Re: george castanza]
    #3312937 - 11/03/04 04:44 AM (19 years, 6 months ago)

Not all Home Depots and Wal-Marts carry it. Both in my area don't.

Thankfully, Fred Meyer carries Whitney Farms brand vermiculite. Fred Meyer is a regional thing though, so YMMV.

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