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Re: Jiffy-7 Peat Pellets



The jiffy 9 is what I usually buy at our local garden shop as I don't like to have
to fool with the netting either. Have never had a problem using them. As usual I
boil them and then rinse under the tap before use.
George

Barry Cooper wrote:

> 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
> > > > > >
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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
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> >University
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> > > Home address: 27505 Riggs Hill Rd., Sweet Home, OR 97386
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> Adjunct faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University
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