Which pine bark do I need?

gurbywurby1May 7, 2011

Live in UK and not sure where to get it, what type I need.

Planning to do 2:2:1 pine, potting mix, perlite mix for growing mostly tomatoes/aubergine/courgette.

These 2 are my options:

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=10288045&fh_view_size=10&fh_eds=%3f&fh_location=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB%2fcategories%3C(9372012)%2fcategories%3C(9372020)%2fcategories%3C(9372097)&fh_refview=lister&isSearch=false

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=10288046&fh_view_size=10&fh_eds=%3f&fh_location=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB%2fcategories%3C(9372012)%2fcategories%3C(9372020)%2fcategories%3C(9372097)&fh_refview=lister&isSearch=false

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TheMasterGardener1(5B)

Nothing that is "multh grade". It will tell you on the back if it is intended for use as medium. I think it is the same as orchid bark. pine bark fines aswell. Some multch will work. Somone will help you further on here.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2011 at 9:03PM
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gurbywurby1

Many thanks for reply, hoping for a answer soon as I need to plant out tomatoes very soon!

Sorry for loads of links but here are other barks that ive found, nothings that specifically pine:

http://www.wickes.co.uk/bark-chippings/invt/200248/

http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=687945&Trail=searchtext%3EBARK

If none of these are suitable, what other medium do you suggest I use?

    Bookmark   May 8, 2011 at 12:17PM
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gurbywurby1

Bump!

    Bookmark   May 9, 2011 at 12:59PM
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jbackman(8)

I use this with good results:
Melcourt composted fine bark

If you can't find it anywhere near you delivery costs are gonna be a bit high, so me too would like to find alternatives.

Has anyone used J. Arthur Bowers composted pine bark?
second product on the page

    Bookmark   May 9, 2011 at 1:20PM
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gurbywurby1

It is composted bark fine, is that large enough to use for the 5-1-1 mix?

    Bookmark   May 10, 2011 at 1:39PM
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