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I had to go by a John Deere store yesterday for some parts on a sprinkler system that were broke at a house that I was working on. While I was there I asked if they had any turface. the computer showed they had 9 50lb bags. We looked all over the lot for them and found them buried under half a dozen broken bags of sand.

They made me a deal if I took them all I could have them for 5.00 bucks a bag. The bags were wet and would not be strong enough to pickup. they loaded the whole pallet, turface and sand in the back of my pickup. When I got home I had the tedoius task of seperating all the wet bags from the good stuff, shoveling the pile from the back of my truck to 50 gallon trash bags. I ended up with 9 50 lb bags of this stuff.

That should make enough filler for my soil for a while! I will still use akadama, calidama and lava in the mix as well.
 

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Nice score!
I wish I could start thinking about soil mixes, the only thing I shoveled today was freakin' snow.
 

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Is that All Sport? I bought a bag of All Sport, but then returned it as it looked just like sand and I was afraid it wouldn't be good to use in the soil. Am I wrong?
 
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That should make enough filler for my soil for a while! I will still use akadama, calidama and lava in the mix as well.
Al,

What is your breakdown for each element of your soil composition? I can get it for $10/50 lb bag and have used it in the past but unsure how much to use in my standard mix.

Thanks,
Jeff
 

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I wish I could start thinking about soil mixes, the only thing I shoveled today was freakin' snow.
What is this snow you speak of?

Is that All Sport? I bought a bag of All Sport, but then returned it as it looked just like sand and I was afraid it wouldn't be good to use in the soil. Am I wrong?
Your not wrong...you just didn't ask if they carried the larger particle. This store had the sand size you speak of. I did buy a bag of that too as I have a lot of shohin to repot! See below! The turface is on the left while my base soil is on the right.

Al,

What is your breakdown for each element of your soil composition? I can get it for $10/50 lb bag and have used it in the past but unsure how much to use in my standard mix.

Thanks,
Jeff
I start with a base of half lava, both red and black and half calidama, the crushed hard pan.

Then to that I add one measure of akadama and one measure of either ag pumice or huyga depending on what I have on hand. That would break down to 1/6 lava, 1/6 calidama, 1/3 pumice and 1/3 akadama. With this turface I will probably skip the pumice and use this instead.

Dang! That's a work-out!
450 pounds. I'm bushed. Took me three hours with a crochet hook to find my thong!:eek:
 

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Keeps you young, Al. Pretend that it's freezing outside, and the turface is white and needs to be shoveled off of you driveway... that isn't thong weather, you know.
 
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