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Post  68carguy on 2/16/2014, 6:39 pm

Hello;  Looking for coarse vermiculite, and 5 types of quality compost in the Northern Virginia area.  Getting prepared to build a 4x8 bed and need reliable sources for the items mentioned so I can make a quality soil mix.  Any help with locations for these things would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!!!!

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Post  camprn on 2/16/2014, 6:49 pm

Hi 68, I just posted some compost sources for your neck of the woods in this thread. May wat to contact Tom and find out where he sourced his vermiculite.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t17213-buy-compost-on-line#185701 <~click

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Post  68carguy on 2/16/2014, 7:02 pm

Thanks camprn....I will check them out, the one in Sterling is close to where I work.
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Post  walshevak on 2/16/2014, 7:03 pm

I found Quoddy Blend at Wegmans.  Took it back to NC with me.  Black Kow products are available in NOVA, at  Merrifield Garden Center I think.  I visit NOVA a lot because I used to live in Fairfax, but now live in NE NC.

Find some old posts from Megan.  She used to be in NOVA and found some sources.

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Post  68carguy on 2/16/2014, 7:17 pm

Looks as if the Lowes in this area carries the Black Kow, I will have to check out the Wegmans in my area about the Quoddy Blend. Thanks Kay.
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Post  camprn on 2/16/2014, 7:21 pm

Quoddy blend is the best bagged compost I buy.

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Post  walshevak on 2/16/2014, 7:26 pm

http://www.blackkow.com/_html/howitsmade.htm

http://www.blackkow.com/_html/otherproducts.htm

Lowes and Southern States often carry the products.  And try Merrifield Garden Centers,

I highly recommend the black kow, black hen and mushroom compost.  I use all three and amend my homemade compost with them.

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Post  68carguy on 2/16/2014, 7:40 pm

That is all good information, thanks! I have compost that I make from garden, kitchen, and leaves in the fall which is pretty good, just need to get 3 or 4 more quality composts to mix with mine.
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Car Guy, Welcome to the Forum!  glad you\'re here 
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@sanderson wrote:Car Guy,  Welcome to the Forum!   glad you\'re here 
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Post  Judy McConnell on 2/17/2014, 8:01 am

Check out Craigs List(NVa) as well - saw rabbit and horse poo listed.  You might also put in a "Wanted - chicken, cow, etc" poo
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Post  camprn on 2/17/2014, 8:55 am

@Judy McConnell wrote:Check out Craigs List(NVa) as well - saw rabbit and horse poo listed.  You might also put in a "Wanted - chicken, cow, etc" poo
Previously in this thread I posted a link to this list.

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Re: Looking for supplies in Northern Virginia

Post  tompcuddy on 2/20/2014, 7:56 pm

Wegmans will have Quoddy Lobster Compost, but it doesn't arrive till sometime in march.


Southern States has Black Cow and a local "super" compost.


I ordered Course Vermiculate online from ULINE

Worm Castings and Mushroom Compost from amazon.com


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