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Red potting soil, and very light stones. What are these? (pics)

 
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Hello,

Does anyone know what these are?

The stones are very light. The whole bucket of them weighs almost nothing.

The other picture is red potting soil. It's probably too vague to determine exactly.

Both come from a flower shop dumpster.

Thanks a lot
-- Adrian



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They are known as expanded clay - essentially a man made porous rock. Good for soil aeration and water retention.
 
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Red potting soil? Is it fluffy? If so it could be, peat moss,cocoa duff or coconut coir.By the color and texture it looks like coconut coir.
 
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Adrian, Michael is right. Here's a picture of fresh ones you can buy. They seem pretty valuable.

http://www.htgsupply.com/Product-Plant!t-Expanded-Clay-Pellets---10L#
 
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