Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Ayrshire Newbie
by robert1938 Today at 12:17 pm

» Hello from West Coast Of Scotland
by robert1938 Today at 12:02 pm

» Gardening & Homesteading Skills Summit REGISTER NOW!
by countrynaturals Today at 11:53 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 9:53 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 9:45 am

» Hello from Gilbert, AZ
by LizDTM Today at 12:33 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 8:47 pm

» A great offer for a local SFG,er
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 8:40 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by Turan Yesterday at 5:14 pm

» Lower south Oct 2017
by brianj555 Yesterday at 5:02 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:50 pm

» Thumbs Up????
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:47 pm

by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:48 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:37 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:34 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Turan Yesterday at 12:01 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:17 am

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 10/16/2017, 8:21 pm

» new greenhouse got drafted
by Scorpio Rising 10/16/2017, 8:08 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising 10/16/2017, 7:55 pm

» New England October 2017
by countrynaturals 10/16/2017, 1:09 pm

» October Avatar: Don't Fence Me In
by trolleydriver 10/16/2017, 11:45 am

» Does MM improve with age?
by countrynaturals 10/15/2017, 3:51 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver 10/15/2017, 3:28 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 10/15/2017, 11:34 am

» Leaf-Footed squash bugs
by sanderson 10/14/2017, 11:21 pm

» N & C Midwest: October 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 10/14/2017, 9:12 pm

» Tomato Questions
by Scorpio Rising 10/14/2017, 9:06 pm

» large plant ID stakes
by has55 10/14/2017, 4:02 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 10/14/2017, 3:12 am


Search SFG Forum

Finding Vermiculite in Europe

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Finding Vermiculite in Europe

Post  LaFee on 4/9/2010, 2:20 am

Hi, everybody -- hope you're all getting to see your little sprouts reaching toward the sun. Hopefully we're now past our last frost, and we can get to gardening with fewer worries!

Finding vermiculite on this side of the Atlantic is a challenge, but not impossible -- over here, it's a matter of knowing where to look!

But try looking at your local builders' merchant - look in the insulation department, and NOT in the garden centres!

UK - B&Q, Wickes, Focus DIY, Homebase -- even the "hardcore" suppliers like Jewson's or Travis Perkins if the retail stores don't have it.

France - Castorama and Leroy Merlin carry it, I know. 11-12 Euros per bag for 100L, as of April 2010. The stuff I bought even says right on the bag that it can be used for horticulture.

Holland - Bouwmat has been carrying it, too -- I think Mirjam paid about 13E for hers.

Germany - try Bauhaus, OBI, and Praktiker.

When you find it, post a reply here, and we'll get it added to the database.

Oh -- and don't worry about finding a particular grade -- it seems that they carry only one option anywhere I've seen...so having it is better than trying to find a substitute!


Female Posts : 1023
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : West Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Finding Vermiculite in Europe

Post  boffer on 4/9/2010, 3:13 am

Nice list, LaFee, we should have put you in charge of the vermiculite database! WardinWake is making a few more tweaks to it-hopefully we'll get it posted next week.

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Finding Vermiculite in Europe

Post  PeeVee on 4/9/2010, 8:59 am

Vermiculite can be bought straight from a manufacturer in Holland. Pull in Rhenen sells 100 liter bags for €15 ex. tax. They sell different grades, both for agriculture and insulation. You probably want the Agra-Vermiculite M3. They can ship it as well but that is quite expensive (3 bags costs about €45 to Zeeland, so that would double the price). Pull is opened mo-fri. 0318-471001 www.pullrhenen.nl


Male Posts : 22
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 51
Location : Biggekerke, Netherlands

View user profile

Back to top Go down

vermucilte in the netherlands

Post  caro1ine on 4/24/2010, 5:59 pm

I just posted a new adres for the Neterlands in the vermucilite database.
Its Raab Karcher and it is a company for buildingmaterials that have stores all over the country. Just check out their website. www.raabkarcher.nl for locations.

Female Posts : 1
Join date : 2010-04-24
Location : The Netherlands

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Finding Vermiculite in Europe

Post  LaFee on 4/26/2010, 3:49 am

Thanks for helping!


Female Posts : 1023
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : West Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Finding Vermiculite in Europe

Post  suleika on 5/20/2010, 3:28 pm

I mentioned elsewhere, but in the UK you can buy coarse grain vermiculite manufactured by Dupré, from Sheffield Insulations among other places (they have many branches). It's called Micafil. They charged me about £14.


Female Posts : 11
Join date : 2010-04-28
Location : London, UK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Finding Vermiculite in Europe

Post  Sponsored content

Sponsored content

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum