4FC Vermiculite for $10.50 in Central FL

marymilkweed(z9 Orlando FL)December 31, 2008

Purchased my soil yesterday for filling my new beds. I paid $10.50 for a 4 cubic foot bag of Vermiculite #3 Coarse here in the Orlando area. Anyone in this area looking for vermiculite, please email me for my source and driving directions.


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sinfonian(U8b A2 S5 SeaWA)

Great price. Great find! I thought I did good last year at $14 for 4cft. Way to go!

    Bookmark   December 31, 2008 at 3:22PM
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Where is the location in Orlando

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 5:29PM
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Hi Mary,

I know this post is an old one, but do you still know anyone that sells vermiculite in the Orlando area? Everywhere I go doesn't carry it anymore. For what reason, no one can tell me. Thanks for your help!


    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 12:27PM
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I don't have exact prices... but the Urban Sunshine store carries Vermiculite and Pro-Mix, which is peat mixed with 15% vermiculite. My 3.8 Cu ft of Pro-Mix & 4 cu ft of vermiculite came to about $60. They have 3 stores in Orlando & 1 in Daytona. Their website is www.urbansunshine.com. They will deliver, but delivery charges were high. I got it at the South Orange Ave store in August, 2012

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 10:20AM
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sargentb(Zone 9, Central FL)

I'm ready to add soil to my three raised beds 4x16...I've heard a good mix is 1/3 compost, 1/3 regular soil, 1/3 vermiculite...is that correct? What would you recommend? Judging by "bettyjo florida's" post, it seems like that would get pretty expensive...

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 12:37PM
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yolos - z 7b/8a Ga.

The current recomendation for the "Mel's Mix" used in Square Foot Gardening is 1/3 compost, 1/3 vermiculite, and 1/3 peat (or something like coir, perilite but peat is recommended).

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 7:15PM
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