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Can I use these bark for gritty mix?

Posted by May888 (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 27, 14 at 10:14

Hello,
I found a nursery in the bay area, CA that carry two different bags of bark that I would like to know if I can use them for the mix

It's label as the following:

1. Gardeners Professional Decorative Bark Mini Mulch.
2. Gardeners Orchid Bark Seedling

Both of the them stated on the bag as "Forest Bark"

Thanks in advance,


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RE: Can I use these bark for gritty mix?

here is another picture of the bag.


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RE: Can I use these bark for gritty mix?

Yes! Wow, what a score!
I would still screen the material and remove as much sapwood as possible, but I think you'll be able to use most of the bag.

Josh


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RE: Can I use these bark for gritty mix?

Cost?


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RE: Can I use these bark for gritty mix?

Both bags in 2 cu ft size

1. Gardeners Professional Decorative Bark Mini Mulch. ($9)
2. Gardeners Orchid Bark Seedling ($15)

Unfortunately, others in the soil section are saying that these may not be fir or pine bark since it only stated "forest bark".

Both bags look sooo good in term of the 1/8-1/4 size bark and no peat moss. :( I just wish these are good enough. I guess I need to stick with the 8 qt Orchid bag for $7 each.


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