Perlite substitute?

Ernie O'Byrne
Tue, 04 Jul 2006 09:44:58 PDT
I've noticed the same thing here on the West coast, John. Inquiries to the
company were not helpful. I do hope that you are wearing a well-fitting dust
mask when you do the sieving. Perlite dust has been implicated in lung
disease, I believe.

Ernie O'Byrne
Northwest Garden Nursery
86813 Central Road
Eugene, ORegon 97402

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the senses, and, when they eschew the pleasures of sense, they do not notice
that the pleasures of power, which to men of their temperament are far more
attractive, have not been brought within the ban of their ascetic
                -- Bertrand Russell

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of John T Lonsdale
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 9:29 AM
To: 'Pacific Bulb Society'
Subject: [pbs] Perlite substitute?

For years I've used perlite in my bulbs compost, to very good effect.  I use
Supercoarse grade and sieve it to get rid of the fines.  <SNIP>


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