Re: [tomato] VAM

Thomas Giannou (
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 21:51:16 -0700

Dear John,

Do not use Bat Guano.  It is too high in phosphate.  Be cautious with the
fish emulsion also... if the phosphorus is over 2% you should not use it.

Best Regards,
Thomas Giannou
Spokane, Washington

-----Original Message-----
From: John Cramer <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, April 19, 1999 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: [tomato] VAM

>I've been advised by my source for mycorrhizal spores that it's safe to
>use fish
>emulsion and bat guano(I think that's the right word).  Anything
>organic. He was
>concerned that I might be using Miracle Grow or any other like product.
>It will kill the spores.
>"Byron.Bromley" wrote:
>> If VAM does a number on plants that have that low of P
>> rating in the soil, whats it going to do for gardeners that
>> use Miricale Gro 15-35-15 or Bloom  10-60(52?)-10, That
>> combination really should burn up your plants.
>>   READ labels, I have to agree, 100% on that one. Just 1 example
>> there are a least 5 different plant out times for different seeds.
>>   The big problem is most manufacturers don't allow you to read
>> labels until the product label has been destroyed so you can't get
>> a refund. Or the labels are not complete enough, after you
>> have screwed something up and you contact the maker, then they
>> send you a big sheet of what should have been done.
>> Byron