found that darn 3/8" sieve
There have been some past posts about the difficulty in finding a 3/8" sieve to use when screening pine bark for the gritty mix. Following the advice from a post, I located one. Since I had been screening the bark using 1/4" and 1/8" screens, I was curious to find how much additional 'usable' bark I would get using the new sieve.
I had been getting about 11 quarts of 1/4"-1/8" bark from a 1 1/2 cubic foot (44 quarts) bag of Jolly Gardener. Of the remainder, 19 quarts were too small and went through the 1/8" screen, while 14 quarts exceeded the 1/4" maximum. Needless to say, I was really pleased to find that 8 of those 14 quarts went through the 3/8" sieve, increasing the 'usable' amount to 19 quarts. Not bad for a $3.00 bag of soil conditioner. Will happily share the vendor's name and particulars regarding the sieve with anyone interested.