San Antonio pine bark fines source

fun-giDecember 7, 2011

Hello all,

I've looked through the gritty mix source thread, and unless I missed it there were no San Antonio sources for pine bark fines. I have found turface MVP (about $10.00 a bag - ewing irrigation) and granite (about $8.00 a bag - St. Hedwig Feed and Supply).

I have called landscape suppliers, orchid suppliers, compost and mulch suppliers, local nurseries, and went to the big box stores with no luck. I will go with repti bark if necessary, but after finding good sources for the other components, it would be a shame not to find a source for the pine bark also.

So if anyone can help it would be appreciated.



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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

Suggest just keep looking. Last year I thought I was going to strike out big time here in Syracuse, NY. I just kept looking and ended up with a few sources. IMO you've done the hard part already. You will eventually find the pine bark.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2011 at 3:07PM
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susan2010(6 Massachusetts)

When you talk to orchid suppliers, ask about seedling bark. In my experience, it is usually a good size for gritty mix. Though you should certainly check it out yourself before purchasing.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 10:38AM
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I buy 20 or more bags of pine bark fines in Texas every year in Dallas or Midland/Odessa. San Antonio should have similar products available. The big box stores almost always have it, but it will be labeled "soil conditioner" or "landscape mix". Your problem may be that it is mid-winter and the stores haven't restocked for the next growing season.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 9:21AM
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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

I get mine from Lowe's labeled as landscape mix that you would have to use 1/4 (or is that 1/8th"?) screen to screen out fine stuff from landscape mix. Pretty cheap for 3 cubic feet bag which I think costs 3.50 dollars.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2012 at 9:07AM
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