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    Where can I find vermiculite and perlite in Santo Domingo?

    and organic brown rice (this one doesn't belong with the other 2)

    Thanks!

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    Use crumbed polystyrene instead.

    OLLY

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    If using crumbed polystyrene instead of brown rice be sure to soak it overnight before cooking. I don't know where to get organic crumbed polystyrene.....sorry Olly, just couldn't help myself
    John, the DR1 garden gurus seem to be Johnny of hausen landscapes or J-D Sauser. Perhaps they can help. I've only seen tiny little bags of potting media in the larger hardware stores here.

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    Ordered everything from Amazon. Can't believe there's no vermiculite nor perlite in this city. Wow.

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    For organic rice - 'Orgánica' - food store in Plaza Catalunya on Ave. Gustavo Mejía Ricart in Piantini, about 2 blocks after crossing Ave. Churchill.

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    you can find Perlite (perlita) here, althought it is very expensive.
    over 30dlls for 1 bag.
    depend on the use you need it for, you can use some alternative.
    if it is just for use in interior plants, perlita is fine. but if you gonna use in a large yard area to increase aeration and drainaje of poor soils. you have other alternative less expensives.
    Paja de arroz (rice hull)
    Fibra cascara de coco (coconut husk)
    Bagasse of sugar cane
    all of them provides aeration and drainaje to soil and also estimulates root growth and holds moisture. are very easy to find and very cheap.
    sand and gravel also helps in drainaje.

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    Australia Garden Supplies with a range of toppings,Composted Cow Manure and Crushed Rock.

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    The best stuff is the Fibra cascara de coco (coconut husk) which is called coir in the US. It improves drainage and is an excellent buffer for controlling moisture. About 10% in any soil will help. It's also suppose to repel slugs/snails.

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    Local supermarkets here in Las Terrenas stock brown rice, its called arroz integral and takes ages to cook.

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    Did you all realize this thread is ancient????

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