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Where can I get red clay?

Posted by villaus (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 30, 08 at 11:53

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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RE: Where can I get red clay?

  • Posted by terran zone10/Sunset20 CA (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 31, 08 at 16:32

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.


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

RE: Where can I get red clay?

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.


RE: Where can I get red clay?

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!

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