Ready to get ingredients and questions
We're heading out tomorrow to various places to find the things to use for the gritty mix. If I don't find something at one place, hopefully another place will have it or a suitable substitute.
I've read on here that Floor Dry at Napa Auto Parts has 8822 for the part number, but when I checked on the local store's website for that, it said "Floor Dry 5 Quart Part # 8805. Is this the right thing?
I'm also going to check out a Tractor Supply store for hopefully the Manna Pro Poultry Grit. If I can't find it there, perhaps the feed mill up the road will have grit, but I hope that it wouldn't have calcium in it (although I don't understand why farmers wouldn't want to feed their chickens grit without calcium, as it makes for tougher/stronger eggshells.
Before visiting this forum, I had never even heard of Turface and don't know the regular use for it, but from what I understand by reading on here that I could get Schultz Soil Conditioner for that part of the gritty mix. Does Lowe's sell this? Would this be better than the Floor Dry? I want to get either one or the other tomorrow.
While at Lowe's I want to look to see if they have any Garden Pro Premium in stock to fulfill the "pine bark fines" of the gritty mix.
Epsom salts won't be hard to find, but where should I look for gypsum?
I sure hope that I'll find all of the ingredients for the mix tomorrow. I'm so anxious to plant some things in this wonderful mix, but I suppose it's a little too early yet here in PA. Starting on Wednesday it's supposed to be in the 50's and 60's during the day through at least next Wednesday. Of course, we'll still be getting a few freezing temps at night though here in PA. Practically this entire winter has been warmer than usual and I'm suspecting that we'll have an early spring no matter what the groundhog said.
I really appreciate all of the information on here and I've done pretty much reading even if I don't post a lot. Thanks especially to Al and Josh who are always so helpful!