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Industrial Vermiculite?

Post  TaylorNH on 4/25/2010, 5:08 pm

I've been doing internet searches for vermiculite, and have found a bunch sold for packing hazardous waste stuff in. So if it spills, the vermiculite absorbs it. Is this the same stuff I'm putting in my garden?

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Post  Retired Member 1 on 4/25/2010, 7:14 pm

Basically, yes. I understand that the shipping kind tends to be medium rather than coarse. It is also used for insulation.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 4/26/2010, 12:20 pm

I don't know about other shipping companies, but U-Line features different grades of vermiculite for shipping different types of products. Its #4 grade is SUPER coarse, and I love it.

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Post  HappyMommy on 4/26/2010, 2:18 pm

Thanks for posting this.

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