Re: [tomato] Gardens alive?

margaret lauterbach (
Wed, 05 Jan 2000 09:35:26 -0700

At 08:31 AM 1/5/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>Has anyone ordered from Garden's Alive?  What do you think of their
>products?  I recently received a catalog and thought they looked
>interesting.  Frankly the "$20 off your order" coupon made me wonder
>though.  That's a lot of money off, and I tend to believe there is no free
>lunch so I'm wondering what the catch is.

As I recall, their shipping & handling costs are quite high. Some of their
products, such as Escargo are very good. I question their products such as
"tomatoes alive!" vegetables alive, etc. There's no information on what the
NPK contents are, or where they're from. Note they don't actually claim to
be organic, but "environmentally responsible." That means "trust them"...
The SoilGuard microbial fungicide sounds very promising, but expensive at
$12.95 per 1/4 lb packet (enough to protect 200 feet of garden row)...Keep
your eyes open. Margaret L