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Karen... perlite and vermiculite in bulk

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Post by Admin on 9th February 2009, 21:29

Thought you might be interested in this for your cutting propagation:

Perilte

and

Vermiculite

I was thinking it might be good to mix these two together in the place of sand as a cutting medium. Not sure if you can get it cheaper near you in bulk like this.

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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 9th February 2009, 23:01

Karen, You can get perlite and vermiculite from "sydage" in industrial Ave. Mudgee. There 'phone number is 63727822. I have no idea of the cost but you could ring them and find out. Hope this helps. c
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th February 2009, 14:10

Simon and others, found this site,http://www.schundler.com/hort.htm. I found this while looking at the differences in the two. To me it appears an excellent site, long story, so if interested look for self, C
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th February 2009, 14:13

By the way there are "GOOD RECIPES" for making your own mixes, C.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th February 2009, 16:00

Karen, Sorry, sydage when we rang them today no longer keep any perlite or vermiculite, in fact no garden products Sad . I will keep looking to see if I can find some around here. Mitre 10 used to sell small bags but I don't know if they still do. C
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Post by rosemeadow on 10th February 2009, 22:58

Well I actually think my sand is made up of good stuff to get the cuttings growing. It stays moist in the bottles. Also I have lots of pots of it already in my shade house and one pot fills up about 4 bottles. I have about 90 bottles with colloused cuttings in the bottles of sand, so far.
But I suppose I could experiment once I have bought some perlite to see if it gives a better striking rate than the sand.
Thanks Carole for ringing ! And thanks Simon for the suggestion. I certainly want tho see what this perlite is, if it is better than the sand, I could use it for the cuttings sent to me through the post. Why do you think it would be better Simon ? My creek sand is mostly very soft.
What is the Vermiculite, is it worm castings or something else ?


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