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Re: Jiffy-7 Peat Pellets



Barry, Mellingers can also be reached by phone at 800-321-7444.  I've
purchased several cases from them over the years and have never had a
problem.  They're a garden supply outfit.
Dan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Cooper" <bjc3 at cornell_edu>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 6:45 PM
Subject: 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
> > > >
> > > >--
> > > >Wright Huntley -- 209 521-0557 -- 731 Loletta Ave, Modesto CA 95351
> > > >
> > > >      All K-Mart and Walmart stores to be closed in Iraq.
> > > >              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
> >(bjc3 at cornell_edu)
> > >
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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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