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Re: Jiffy-7 Peat Pellets



Barry, looking at the Mellinger catalogue makes me think that Jiffy 9's are
about half the size of Jiffy 7's.  One case of Jiffy 7's contains 1,000
units, costs $62 and weighs 25 pounds.  One case of Jiffy 9's contains 2,000
units, costs $68 and weighs 26 pounds.
Dan
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Cooper" <bjc3 at cornell_edu>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 7:49 PM
Subject: Re: Jiffy-7 Peat Pellets


> I actually just got onto their online store. I guess everyone has
> occasional server problems :o)
>
> Anyway, I was interested to find a product called Jiffy 9, which, if I
read
> things correctly, is the same as Jiffy 7, without the netting. They are
> half the price! As we all throw away the netting, these seem like the
right
> thing to buy to me. I have ordered some, so I guess I'll find out.
>
> I always found it a pain in the you know what to have to remove the
netting.
>
> Barry
>
> At 07:02 PM 1/13/2003 -0500, you 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
> > > > > >
> > > > > >--
> > > > > >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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> > > > > >
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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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> 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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