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somegeek
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Location: Vancouver, WA - zone 8a/b

Bulk Perlite

I've been using a bit of perlite lately with potting up plants around our house in my potting mix. The 8qt bags of Miracle Gro are on average, $5-6 each at my local big box stores and has been a bit spendy buying multiple bags. I sought out a local garden supply store about 30 minutes from my house and picked up a 4cu ft bag for $15. Figuring ~6.5 gal dry / cu ft... bulk = 15¢/qt whilst the Miracle Gro bag is 75¢/qt. That's quite a difference.

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Can save you a grip buying in bulk! Imagine this bag will last us a while. :)

somegeek

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stella1751
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Location: Wyoming

That's the size I buy, somegeek, when I can find it. A bag will last me a whole summer and then some :lol:
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