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Another bark thread!!!

Posted by fireduck 10a (My Page) on
Wed, May 29, 13 at 18:31

I scored today on several 2 cu ft bags of fir bark. A local nursery carried "Greenall" micro bark. It looks perfect! The cost of buying orchid bark in 8 qt bags was killing my wallet. I also bought a 2 cu ft bag of cocoa shells. It looks like a good product for soiless potting mixes....

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RE: Another bark thread!!!

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Thu, May 30, 13 at 17:16

Cocoa husk mulch breaks down very fast in containers, so N immobilization is going to be a factor ..... along with the heat generated by the rapid composting and the water retention. If you found good bark, I'd stick with it & use the cocoa husks as mulch on the garden/beds.


RE: Another bark thread!!!

Yep, Greenall Micro Bark is an excellent product, and virtually the same product that is packaged in E.B. Stone fine-grade "Orchid Bark." For 5-1-1, it should still be screened over a 1/2 inch sieve.


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