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Vermiculite in Hawaii

Post  mrsmith on 3/10/2010, 10:12 am

Hi there,

Does anyone know a source for vermiculite in hawaii?
I noticed there will be sfg workshop in hawaii coming up,
so maybe there is a source for vermiculite in hawaii somewhere,
I would hate to have to use perlite instead.

Thanks
Troy

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Re: Vermiculite in Hawaii

Post  HawaiiAl on 3/11/2010, 2:22 am

most of the home and farm centers have it.
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Re: Vermiculite in Hawaii

Post  OahuSFG on 3/18/2010, 9:26 pm

Hi Troy,

If you are on Oahu, try Pacific Agricultural Sales & Service, 91-262 Ola'i St. Kapolei, Hi 96707 phone 808-682-5113.

I got a 6 cubic ft bag for about 43.27. This was for the medium grade. The coarse was out and wouldn't be in for a while. Far as I know they still had a lot of medium left.

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Re: Vermiculite in Hawaii

Post  boffer on 3/18/2010, 9:38 pm

HEY

Look who's back!

Aloooooooha, Jan! flower

Guess I'll have to find a 'hang loose' emoticon!
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Re: Vermiculite in Hawaii

Post  OahuSFG on 3/18/2010, 11:01 pm

Thanks!

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Post  mrsmith on 3/19/2010, 3:05 am

Yes, I'm on oahu, thanks alot for the contact, a big help, lowes had it, but sell it in 8 quart bags, which gets kind of exy.

Can I ask you how the medium grade works out for you, does it drain enuf etc, thanks.

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Medium grade vermiculite

Post  OahuSFG on 3/19/2010, 4:30 pm

The medium grade works fine for me. I can't see any difference in plant growth between the coarse grade.

Pacific Ag will stock the coarse grade, but what they'll do, according to the sale clerk, is wait until they have enough of a substantial order to bring it in. Guess we need to spread the word on SFG!

At first I got the 8 quart bags from Lowes as well. It was super fine. There is another garden shop called Wally's on Beretania st. that told me they could order it. However I suspect it is coming from Pacific Ag as well, as the clerk said the same thing about its availability.

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Alternate Vermiculite Source

Post  lavamom on 3/24/2010, 2:05 am

Pacific Ag is out of vermiculite right now, but taking names on their waiting list; should be another 3-4 weeks, and they said it will go fast.

I wanted my vermiculite NOW - so I started calling around, and found someone in Waimanalo who has it. It's Island Grower Supplies, 41-1143 Waikupanaha St, 259-8420, owned by a real friendly man named Fred. He gets it from Therm-O-Rock in Chandler, Arizona. He is generally a wholesale business, but he will accommodate people's needs, and was interested in SFG. He has 3.5 cubic foot bags for $22. The bag is marked coarse, but the particles were smaller than I expected.

Hope this helps someone!

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Re: Vermiculite in Hawaii

Post  JanC on 5/30/2010, 12:20 am

Also Crop Production Services sells it. They are starting to bring in more coarse since more people are requesting it. They're in the Pearl City Industrial Park near Sam's Club. 454-0041. Approx $25 for a 3.5 CF bag. M-F and they close at 4 pm. No I don't work there..... I just use them a lot.... Smile

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Vermiculite

Post  Kusha on 5/31/2010, 11:19 am

Crop Production Services
Robert Dunford
96-1345 Waihona Street
Pearl City, HI 96782
rob.dunford@cpsagu.com
454-0041

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Re: Vermiculite in Hawaii

Post  OahuSFG on 6/7/2010, 8:43 pm

Hi JanC (we have the same name!) and Kusha.

Welcome to the forum!

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Re: Vermiculite in Hawaii

Post  OahuSFG on 3/9/2011, 9:40 pm

I went to the Koolau farms in Kailua this past weekend.

They had vermiculite (3 cubic ft 39.00) and coconut coir (2 cubic ft bricks 9.00 on sale regular price 12.00).

This may be closer for some SFGers on the Windward side of the island or for those who can't make it during the weekdays to Pacific Agriculture. Koolau Farms is open on Sat and Sun!

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Frre Compost!

Post  OahuSFG on 10/3/2011, 6:06 pm

I recently went to the Xeriscape event held in Halawa. They were giving out free compost. It is good compost! It looks like coffee grounds. It was promoted as mulch but I used it as compost in my SFG. My plants love it! If you go there with your own shovel and containers, you can take as much as you want FREE, every Saturday!

Thought I'd post this here in case you were also looking for compost too.

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Vermiculite Database

Post  WardinWake on 10/3/2011, 10:36 pm

Howdy Folks:

Check out the SFG Forum Vermiculite Database. If your source is not listed there please add it. At first your source will be at the bottom of the list (there are almost 900 listings) until the database is resorted. I check several times each week and resort then.

God Bless, Ward and Mary.
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Found vermiculite on Kauai from Forum

Post  kauairosina on 1/16/2014, 9:08 pm

I had called all the ag/garden folks I could think of and then found that Crop Production Services carries vermiculite on Oahu and found they do here on Kauai also.  Happy me and my friends.

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Current price of vermiculite

Post  OahuSFG on 11/17/2015, 6:00 pm

Price update for Vermiculite from Pacific Ag: 53.45.  Currently out of stock, but should have a shipment next week.

This is the cheapest I've found on Oahu.

They also have Peat for 26.40 3.8CF bag.

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Re: Vermiculite in Hawaii

Post  sanderson on 11/18/2015, 1:32 am

OahuSFG, Thank you for the update. Did you report this in the US Vermiculite DATA Base as an update?

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Re: Vermiculite in Hawaii

Post  OahuSFG on 11/19/2015, 4:30 pm

Thank you.  I'm not sure how to edit or update the Data base though.  Do I just make a new posting?

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Post  kauairosina on 11/19/2015, 5:33 pm

Isn't she just pulling your leg?
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Re: Vermiculite in Hawaii

Post  sanderson on 11/20/2015, 1:33 am

Pacific Agricultural Sales 91-262 Olai Street Kapoiei HI 96707 808-682-5113 6 Cu Ft $43.00. Still same address and phone number?

This is the information we have in the Data base.   The price you quoted, is it for 6 cu ft or 4 cu ft?

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Post  kauairosina on 11/20/2015, 2:22 am

You really do have a vermiculite data base!!  Unfortunately Kapolei is on another island (Oahu)...  I thought you were kidding.
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Post  sanderson on 11/20/2015, 2:44 am

Home Page, Vermiculite, Data Base . . .

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Post  OahuSFG on 11/20/2015, 4:10 pm

That's the address and phone number for Pacific Ag.   The price is for a 6 ft.

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