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Post  WardinWake on 10/31/2011, 7:01 am

Howdy Folks:

One of our gardeners has posted a new entry in the Vermiculite Database for Huston, TX. $8.00 for a 4 Cu Ft bag. That is the best price I have seen posted anywhere. Check it out. Also there is an entry for Wyoming that lists a 16 Cu Ft bag for $15.95. Can anyone verify that price?

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Re: $8.00 4 Cu Ft Vermiculite found

Post  newstart on 11/28/2011, 6:21 pm

I hope that i can find this. Did you mean houston Texas?



How can I findout where this was if it is in Houston.
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Post  boffer on 11/28/2011, 7:04 pm



Then click the button that says "View U.S. sources here".


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Post  newstart on 11/29/2011, 8:00 am

thanks, I am still learning all of these great features
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Post  boffer on 11/29/2011, 12:33 pm

It looks like the place is called Vermiculite Products Inc

Be sure to let us know what you find out. As you can see from the other prices listed, $8/4cf is a price that's almost too good to be true.
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Post  Kelejan on 11/29/2011, 2:07 pm

@WardinWake wrote:Howdy Folks:

One of our gardeners has posted a new entry in the Vermiculite Database for Huston, TX. $8.00 for a 4 Cu Ft bag. That is the best price I have seen posted anywhere. Check it out. Also there is an entry for Wyoming that lists a 16 Cu Ft bag for $15.95. Can anyone verify that price?

God Bless, Ward and Mary.

I think it maybe $18.00? It is the freight that bumps up the price, perhaps the supplier has bought a couple of tons of the stuff and needs to shift it? But I hope that is the price for some some lucky SFGers.Very Happy
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Post  janezee on 11/29/2011, 3:46 pm

@WardinWake wrote: Also there is an entry for Wyoming that lists a 16 Cu Ft bag for $15.95. Can anyone verify that price?

I believe that West Virginia, not Wyoming.
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Re: $8.00 4 Cu Ft Vermiculite found

Post  southern gardener on 11/29/2011, 4:02 pm

I just called the Houston site, and yes, it's actually $7.90 for a 4 cu foot bag! they don't ship, but man, that's a deal!! I'm way too far away to use it, but all you people in Houston should take advantage!! cheers cheers
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Post  newstart on 11/29/2011, 8:13 pm

Thanks southern gardener. I may have to make the trip once I figure out where it is.. Quick question If I am building an 4 by 8 bed how much would I need?
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Post  southern gardener on 11/29/2011, 9:12 pm

newstart...go to the home page, and there is a calculator there somewhere...it'll give you just the numbers you're looking for! The place sounded kind of hard to find, so you might want to call first, but sounds like it'll be worth the effort! wish they were closer...I'm in California! lol
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Re: $8.00 4 Cu Ft Vermiculite found

Post  southern gardener on 11/29/2011, 11:59 pm

I put in 8x4x6" deep, and got this...looks like 5.33 cubic feet of vermiculite? double check to be sure!!
MEL'S MIX CALCULATOR


Length of Box 8
(in Feet)



Width of Box 4
(in Feet)



Height of Box 6
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The above numbers that you entered,
result in the calculated volumes below.

Total Box Volume
Each Ingredient
Each Compost Type
16.00 cubic feet
5.33 cubic feet
1.07 cubic feet
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Post  boffer on 11/30/2011, 12:37 am

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Post  RoOsTeR on 11/30/2011, 7:51 am

That's an incredible price! If I was in that area I would stock up for sure. I paid a bit over $30 here for four cf, which was cheap in these parts. Shocked

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Post  elliephant on 11/30/2011, 9:57 am

Wow! About a 6 hour drive for me...going through Houston on our Christmas trip to NC...too bad the van will be full!

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Post  RoOsTeR on 11/30/2011, 10:17 am

For that price I would find a way!
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Post  newstart on 11/30/2011, 12:34 pm

thank you for the break down... I hope to do 3 beds, so will stock up on this when Ican
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price went up to 15

Post  najamm on 2/23/2012, 3:11 pm

I went today and it seems they have changed the price from 8 to 15 per bag (Effective Jan 22, 2012). They were not making any money off the vermiculite. Still bought some since its cheaper than any nursery in houston. Good luck!

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Post  newstart on 2/23/2012, 7:43 pm

yes i called, they said $15. will be over there next week 15 flat right?? how big was the bag by the way ?
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Post  landarch on 2/23/2012, 9:04 pm

where did you find it?
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Post  B00kemdano on 2/23/2012, 10:32 pm

Holy manure!

I just paid $35 per 4 cu ft bag at my local nursery. Sad
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Post  landarch on 2/23/2012, 10:33 pm

I just pid $32 at Earl May for coarse 4 cu ft bag.
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Post  landarch on 2/23/2012, 10:54 pm

Mels Mix gets fairly expensive at $35 per bag...makes one want to be fairly efficient with a small amount of space and not go overboard on number of boxes.
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Post  newstart on 2/23/2012, 11:42 pm

We are in houston texas. checkout the vermiculite database for prices in your area
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