fresh vs composted PB fines - water retention

joewormApril 26, 2012

Do composted pine bark fines hold water significantly better than fresh uncomposted pine bark fines?

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abnorm(Orlando)

Hey Joe........YES

The last bags I bought (same as you: Elixson) were Fresh PBF ...Bright-Brown color not the dark rich semi-composted ..... they have so much retained pitch it's hard to wet the mix.....

I planted some tomatos in it...we'll see.....doug

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 7:13PM
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joeworm

Hey Doug,

Thanks I'll have to figure out how to compost the bark I get from them.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 8:29PM
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abnorm(Orlando)

Joe....My source in Orlando has Old and New pallets of the bark......I just need to buy from one of the old stock....and check it's contents...

good luck doug

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 8:08PM
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