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Feb 17, 2010 7:15 AM CST
Name: Al
5b-6a MI
For Turface, try this link. (See: Find a Distributor) If you don't see what you need, check out the Ewing Irrigation link because all their stores carry it. Also, the John Deere link opens another locator, and they sell Turface MVP under their name 'Allsport'. If you need more help, let me know. You can likely find the bark at entities that cater to orchid growers, - ask for 1/8-1/4" fir bark. If you get stuck on the granite part, let me know & we'll figure something out. Remember that the size of these ingredients markedly affects how the soil performs, so if you're serious about building the gritty mix - stay in touch for help. ;o)

Good luck!!! I promise that once you try it, you'll love it. Oh - btw, I suggest that you invest in a jug of Foliage-Pro 9-3-6 fertilizer by Dyna-Gro. Alternately, any of the granular soluble fertilizers (like MG, Peter's, Schultz, ....) 24-8-16 fertilizers, or MG liquid 12-4-8 (yellow jug) are ideal for almost all the plants you're likely to grow (note that these are all 3:1:2 ratios). You can find more technical detail in the 'Fertilizer Program' thread on this cubit if you're interested.

Take care.

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