Re: [tomato] Gardens alive?

Kristina Fritz (
Wed, 5 Jan 2000 10:33:35 -0800 (PST)

You stated they don't specify "Organic" and that they
don't provide NPK.  I corrected you.  I have not asked
for precise ingredients, because I have been given no
reason to be cynical or mistrustful of the company.

I smell blood meal in the Tomatoes Alive!.  That's
probably the chief ingredient providing the nitrogen. 
And YES, if you want to know, you ought to ASK before
you say bad things about a person or company.

--- margaret lauterbach <> wrote:
> At 09:47 AM 1/5/2000 -0800, you wrote:
> >I checked on my bags of Tomatoes Alive! Plus and
> >Vegetables Alive!, *AND* in my Gardens Alive
> catalog,
> >and they are ALL labelled "100% Organic" plant
> food. 
> >So it appears to me that your statement that they
> make
> >no statement is incorrect.
> >
> >Furthermore, the labelling includes NPK contents. 
> I'm
> >sure if you actually took the time to ask the
> company,
> >they would have gladly provided this information. 
> >Nevertheless, the minimum guaranteed NPK of
> Tomatoes
> >Alive! Plus is 6-4-1.  Additional calcium (8.79%)
> and
> >magnesium (1.64%) is included because they believe
> >these will make the plant more robust.  The NPK of
> >their standard vegetable fertilizer is 4-3-1.
> >
> Ohhh, and just what are these ingredients derived
> from? Other people have
> asked the company for ingredients and there's been
> no answer. Must I, too?
> Margaret L

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