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Bulk pine bark chips?

Posted by MuscledBear 10a (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 2, 14 at 7:18

Looking for bulk pine bark chips for use to plant bromeliads and orchids. I'm in St Pete, so looking for somewhere local in the Tampa bay area.

Also looking for a place to buy - and online is ok for this one - bulk sphagnum moss. Again for the above listed plants.

When i lived up north, buying the bags from home depot was acceptable. Down here in Florida, the things grow so fast [and maybe i have so many more types now] that it is getting cost prohibitive to buy them in small bags.


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RE: Bulk pine bark chips?

  • Posted by tomncath USDA 10a, Heat 10, S (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 2, 14 at 7:33

I have not bought bulk pine in a few years but in the past got fines and minibark by the cubic yard in Tampa from:

Mulch Express
Cypress Creek


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RE: Bulk pine bark chips?

Thanks! i have a couple of "down" weekends where i have no other plans and am trying to get the garden ready for the months ahead.


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RE: Bulk pine bark chips?

  • Posted by tomncath USDA 10a, Heat 10, S (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 2, 14 at 8:43

Have fun, let us know how you make out.

Tom


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RE: Bulk pine bark chips?

hi
I get mine from "Timberline" though I never buy more than 6 cubic feet at a time and it's bagged into 2 cubes so storage is easy .
I grow most of my epi orchids in crushed lava does not rot nor sour can't be overwatered it does accumulate salts and is heavy so I use styrofoam underpotting Another down side is that it does not deter ferns they love it but then they also love chips lol gary


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