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Re: Jiffy-7 Peat Pellets



Burpee's Catalog used to have the 1000 case lot, but their on-line store 
only goes up to 192 for about $0.13 each. [That's twice Mellinger's bulk 
price.] I don't have a copy of their current dead-tree catalog.

Wright

Daniel S. Katz wrote:
> 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
>>>>>
>>>>>--
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>>>>>
>>>>>     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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