Where can I get red clay?

villausAugust 30, 2008

OK, silly question. I need some red clay to make seed balls. Anyone know a garden supply place to get some? Or any other place?

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terran(zone10/Sunset20 CA)

The search for red clay has come up before. I did a site search for 'red clay seed balls' and came up with these URLs.

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/cottage/msg0120442131046.html

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/permacult/msg081038047874.html

Terran

Here is a link that might be useful: Can seed balls be made from pottery grey clay?

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 4:32PM
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Belgianpup(Wa/Zone 7b)

Red clay is basically just terra cotta clay. Any local potter's supply (ceramics) should carry it. Twenty-five pound bags usually costs about $10. Try to buy it dry, rather than already having water added.

If you have a compost pile or sandy raised beds, adding some dry clay will improve the nutrient-holding capacity.

Sue

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 3:37PM
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lady_nikki(z6OK)

This may not be too helpful, but many areas of the country abound in red clay - in fact, I will give you all you can haul off!
:-)
Nik

    Bookmark   January 15, 2009 at 2:48PM
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