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

Posted by penfold2 4b, MN (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 13, 12 at 20:00

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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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


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

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.


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

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


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

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


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