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Re: Jiffy-7 Peat Pellets
For several years now I have been buying Jiffy 7's by the case ( 1,000
units) from Mellingers. Current price is $62.00 per case plus about $10
more for shipping. For further information go to www.mellingers.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Cooper" <bjc3 at cornell_edu>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: Jiffy-7 Peat Pellets
> I actually talked to the Jiffy people today, as I was looking into the
> source that Lee Harper had mentioned some months ago on killietalk, namely
> the Always Grows Company. First, they are kaput. If you call their 800
> number you get Jiffy. Jiffy would consider selling to the AKA direct, if
> commit to $10,000 in purchases per year. Hah! Dream on. For reference, the
> cost per 1000 under such conditions is about $50.
> They suggested talking to a distributor. I did talk to the local one here
> in Oregon. They won't sell orders under $500. They also can only deliver
> businesses, not home addresses. It might be possible to purchase an order
> as a club, but then you would have the problems of holding and
> them. Not something I would want to take on, frankly.
> If anyone comes up with a supplier than will sell at a reasonable cost (I
> would consider that as $70/1000) and will ship, let us know.
> At 12:54 PM 1/13/2003 -0800, you wrote:
> >Morris, George wrote:
> >>I wonder if Jiffy would be interested in making a product just for us,
> >>sold throught he On-Line Store.
> >Nice thought, but probably a waste of effort.
> >The added CaCO3 (limestone) just saturates the ion exchange sites with Ca
> >ions, to keep the peat from altering your water as quickly, and most
> >fertilizing agents will be removed by the boiling and rinsing process.
> >Likewise, the more soluble organic acids are removed, so only a modest
> >amount of buffering is needed to completely avoid the dreaded "pH Crash."
> >YMMV. Since boiling and rinsing are mandatory for other reasons, I'll be
> >happy to keep using the 700 series pellets at whatever cheap price I can
> >find. I do have to watch it and add a bit of buffering (baking soda) to
> >too-soft water, at times. [I guess I must wash out all that useful
> >from the limestone, with the fines and fertilizers.]
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> Barry J. Cooper, Prof. Emeritus, Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Cornell
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