this is the small 1/4" "clean" Red ($20.00/1cu ft bag PICKED
UP HERE) and BLACK Lava($8.00/8lb bag) - the small Black Lava- in stock at this
email for availibility and current prices
It is a great aggregate product. I have sold it on and off for years but always considered it "too expensive"
for my Soil Mix? In this area, many use Haydite($5.00/Bucket ALL 3 sizes PICKED UP HERE_YOUR
BUCKET(S)), as it is produced locally and reasonably? priced. I started to use the Lava
here after I got in a Semi Load FULL and had so many broken bags I had to use. I have a good "review" of it after
several years of seeing how it performs. It is a superior aggregate and I would recommend it, if you can "afford"
it? I like it alot and like its performance-at least for my area and the Trees I grow. The small feeder roots seem to love
it and cling or grow into the pores?!!
The info I saw while "researching"
Lava some time ago was VERY vague and there were ALWAYS two totally conflicting comments on it's benefits or it's weaknesses?...
So far, in the Lava that I have gotten -
I have seen - mine has ALL been porous! It does absorb water! It does sink in water! It is coarse and sharp.(I saw conflicting
internet info on these past opinions? maybe the commentors got an inferior quality or bad batch? Each Lava Flow would be possible
to be different textures, colors, denisty, etc?...)
My Soil seems to "firm"
up very nicely after the first watering! Bareroot plants potted into my Lava Soil Mix seem to be sturdier right away and "hold
on" very well and seemingly better than my Haydite Soil Mix and longer term results seem overal better too? I have
been using BOTH Haydite and Lava in my Mix for several years now. With Lava in the Mix, I do see better results of soil structure
and root development in my old soils & Trees when Repotting established Bonsai in my 3-5 year Repotting cycle, comparing
Repots that did or did Not have Lava! I will add an interesting picture showing the roots later? More to come on it's values
and weakness, beyond the Price Issues?...