[tomato] Mycorrhiza

cvinson@mindspring.com (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Sat, 27 Feb 1999 20:46:36 -0500

1. Chuck Wyatt is an experienced grower and a dedicated seed saver. Everyone
who appreciates the taste of a good tomato -- hybrid, OP, heirloom,
whatever, owes Chuck a nod of appreciation for his efforts over a span of
many, many years.

2. The use of "packaged" Mycorrhiza is not in and of itself snake oil. It
merits serious investigation and has appropriate applications.  Wild-eyed
claims by merchants of an "invented" strain (!!!!) do damage and insult the
intelligence of thoughtful and experienced gardeners like Wyatt and others

3.  I've had good luck with a VAM product sold by Don Chapman of
Bio-Organics in California. I first used it two seasons ago. Chapman was
helpful, non pushy, non gushy, non confrontational and gave me the
impression that he was interested in providing a useful product to
growers--primarily commercial orchardists.

4. After reading the recent posts on this list, I thought it might be useful
to post the web address of an alternate supplier to anyone considering
spending $$ on VAM products. Chapman's URL is http://www.bio-organics.com  I
found his prices fair and appreciated his lack of hype. He answered my
questions (and I am generally considered a hard sell) in a straightforward
and direct manner. He made no promises of miracles. He did not resort to
jargon. He did not direct personal invective at critics. In short, I'd do
business with him again.

Catharine/Atlanta, zone 7b