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Post  lobstergurl on 4/8/2010, 10:09 pm

i was wondering if anyone knows where i can buy 'mel's mix' in monmouth county n.j.? ive been to lowes, home depot and smaller garden centers. no one has it. but i did tell them about him and his new book and the concept. they have his bookat lowes btw.
also how many bags will i need for each sf box?

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Post  chocolatepop on 4/8/2010, 10:16 pm

hello and WELCOME ABOARD!!!

Check out this link
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/latest-news-f32/pre-mixed-mel-s-mix-is-here-t234.htm


You may have to call your lowes and request, bug, stalk them to carry the premixed mix. I think it would take about 4 of them to fill a standard box?
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Post  SirTravers on 4/8/2010, 10:18 pm

Welcome to the group lobstergurl. I think Mel's Mix is available in the 2cf bags so you'd need 4 bags for a 4x4 box. I believe folks are calling Home Depot's and Lowes online help centers and requesting the mix be purchased for their area Distribution centers and then the stores can get it. You've got quite a group of folks in your regional forum that can help you find the individual ingredients if you want to make up your own mix also. Have fun!

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Post  lobstergurl on 4/8/2010, 10:35 pm

yes sirtravers, i did request it. in all the places i went. i cant do the mixing the back is not that stong anymore. i can get help lifting bags cause its faster an not intrusive on peoples time.
thank you for the 'welcome'.
i believe this is a great system. cant wait to do it.
met mel in february-a real treat.
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Kid mixers!

Post  SirTravers on 4/8/2010, 11:24 pm

I mixed my first batch alone...got a sore back that way so I enlisted the help of my kids for the second batch. We all took our shoes off and just walked around on the tarp dragging our feet. It was great fun with the kids and actually worked really well Smile

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