Where to buy BIG bags of coarse perlite in twin cities?

penfold2(4b, MN)March 13, 2012

I'm looking for a cheap source of coarse perlite. The big 3-4 cubic foot bags are the way to go, but I don't see them very often. I remember buying some at Lyndale Garden Center years ago, but of course that's gone now. Midwest Hydroponics carries 4 cubic foot bags, but only in medium (too many fines) and chunky (way too big). I haven't called around yet, but I thought I'd check and see if anyone knew a good source off the top of their head.

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kaptainkr(4a)

Not sure of your location, but I bought my bag of perlite at Anoka Ramsey Farm and Garden. They are right on Hwy 10 in Ramsey, which is NW of Minneapolis. I'm sure Linders and the other big centers also would have it in stock.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 2:03AM
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garystpaul(4)

i got quite a large bag of coarse perlite at Leitner's in St. Paul, can't remember how much I paid for it, but didn't seem unreasonable.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2012 at 9:32AM
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penfold2(4b, MN)

Thanks guys.

Ramsey is a bit far for me, but I will check with Linder's. Leitner's looks like the type of place that might carry pine bark as well, which could be useful.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2012 at 11:06AM
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garystpaul(4)

i get pine or fir bark mulch from Home depot and run it through a shredder. About 3.75 a bag. G

    Bookmark   March 17, 2012 at 8:58PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

If you don't see it at the nursery be sure to ask as they may not sell it on the floor but would sell to someone asking. That worked at my local nursery.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2012 at 9:16PM
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mplsbee

I've purchased big bags of perlite at the Southside Farm Store on 38th and Bloomington in South Minneapolis near Powderhorn.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 10:37PM
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DonnieJean(3)

I bought pine bark fines, chopped small, at Pine Products in Waconia. Also cheap - only $3.00 per 5 gallon pail.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 7:30AM
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