Re: [tomato] Tomato Digest V1 #154

Byron.Bromley (
Sat, 27 Feb 1999 18:22:53 -0500

Hi Folks

I am an "Old Fart" pushing the big 60, I can remember this stuff going
around for a couple years in the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's
Somewhere in the 60's I remember an article in OG where they compared
this stuff, A couple shovel fulls of 2 year old or older manure contained
more of it than what was in the can (at the time). And that they could
see no signifcant advantage to using it. EXCEPT, if you were attempting
to grow in real poor soil,  where anything will help


Subject: Re: [tomato] Tomato Digest V1 #154
Date: Saturday, February 27, 1999 5:20 PM

Hi Chuck,
Apology gratefully accepted.  You should have mentioned, I think, the 11
private e-mails when you mentioned the snake oil.  The difference between
mycorrhiza and snake oil is that mycorrhiza exist and snake oil does not. 
difference between manure and mycorrhiza is that manure is digested food
some animal and mycorrhiza refers to a large group of fungi that live
symbiotically with roots.  Manure may contain mycorrhiza.  From there, I
only questions. 

I haven't used the mycorrhiza although I have been aware of something like
on the market.  I do not in any way profit from it.  Nor am I any kind of
expert, only a student who has studied the literature and been intrigued by
people doing the research and who also have not, as far as I know, profited
any other way from it themselves.  

Linda Kuczwanski

In a message dated 2/27/99 4:06:04 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

 Hi Linda,
 I didn't mean to be rude. My comments were only made after I got eleven
 (11) private E mails from people asking why I didn't give my feelings on
 what they felt was a hoax.  Isn't the stuff only refined manure?
 Chuck Wyatt