RE: [tomato] Re: Paul, Superthrive & list signatures (
Sun, 7 Mar 1999 11:34:53 -0500

Pete wrote:
I never, however heard directly from anyone using them on tomatoes, or
vegetables.  It supposedly contains vitamins b-1, rooting hormones, and 50
other vitamins.  Supposedly many federal and state govts. use it.  My friend
was at a plant show and he bought some.  It supposedly has been around for
40 years, and although I am not in the business, I was surprised that I
never heard of it before.

Pete, you're right....the ads and the packaging do look like snake oil. But
the stuff is good. I use it when I pot up tomato seedlings from seed flats
into individual 4" pots. I grow o.p./heirloom tomatoes for myself and for
specialty nurseries and the Superthrive does seem to help the plants
withstand the stress of "careless care" they often receive at the nursery.

Catharine/Atlanta, zone 7b