Finding ingredients for Al's gritty mix in Eastern Iowa
Hi everyone! I live in Eastern Iowa (the Quad Cities), and have been keeping houseplants for roughly 32 of my 38 years. I have read people's posts in this forum for years, and recently decided to start using Al's gritty mix. Now, to find the ingredients...
I have found the cherrystone grit from Farm and Fleet for $7.99/50# bag, and got Oil Dry (a baked clay, which I assume is the same as Turface(?))from Ace Hardware which was $11.99/50# bag. I am having a lot of difficulty trying to locate pine fines. I noticed in other posts that some people are buying the Zoo Med Repti Bark. I found this online- 24qt bag for $18 (usually $27). Is $18 a fair price for this type of bark, or should I keep looking?
Thanks in advance for your help!