potting supplies, pumice

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sat, 05 Feb 2005 10:30:47 PST
Joe asked,
>I'm still pursuing my quest for pumice (not scoria).  I used to be able to
>buy it from Bob Smoley in Pennsylvania when I lived in that area.  Is 
>there any
>place to buy 4 cu. ft. bags, or even larger amounts?  I would happily ask a
>local nursery to special order it for me.

I buy pumice in Portland, Oregon, in large bags (about 60-pound bags, 
depending on how wet it is when they bag it, for $7 a bag) but it's just 
packed that way for local sale. I don't think they ship it out. However, 
I'll mention the out-of-state interest the next time I'm at the supplier. I 
suspect it would be prohibitively expensive to ship anything less than a 
full container load.

Joe will just have to drive up to Portland with a dumptruck, and buy it by 
the cubic yard!

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon

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