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fresh vs composted PB fines - water retention

Posted by joeworm (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 26, 12 at 22:05

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


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RE: fresh vs composted PB fines - water retention

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


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RE: fresh vs composted PB fines - water retention

Hey Doug,

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


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RE: fresh vs composted PB fines - water retention

  • Posted by abnorm Central Florida (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 29, 12 at 20:08

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


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