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Re: Jiffy-7 Peat Pellets



Thanks Dan. I certainly haven't seen a price better than that 
anywhere.Unfortunately their online store is inoperative at the moment. 
I'll try them again tomorrow.

Barry

At 06:16 PM 1/13/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>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
>Dan Katz
>
>
>----- 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
>we
> > 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
>to
> > 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
>distributing
> > 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.
> >
> > Barry
> >
> >
> > 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,
>to be
> > >>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
>my
> > >too-soft water, at times. [I guess I must wash out all that useful
>(H)CO3,
> > >from the limestone, with the fines and fertilizers.]
> > >
> > >Wright
> > >
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> > >
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> > >              They will be replaced by Targets.
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> > Barry J. Cooper, Prof. Emeritus, Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Cornell
>University
> > Adjunct faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University
> > Home address: 27505 Riggs Hill Rd., Sweet Home, OR 97386
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Barry J. Cooper, Prof. Emeritus, Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University
Adjunct faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University
Home address: 27505 Riggs Hill Rd., Sweet Home, OR 97386 (bjc3 at cornell_edu)


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