[tomato] mlaute@micron.net

Kristina Fritz (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Wed, 5 Jan 2000 13:02:52 -0800 (PST)

Hi Margaret,

So as not to irritate everyone on the mailing list any
further, I decided to reply to you instead of
everyone.  :)

I was rather upset because it sounded that you were
saying negative things about a company that you didn't
have any personal experience with.  I've bought
products from them for years, and have never felt any
reason to be suspicious of their claims of organic
(they certainly SMELL organic--ugh! :)) and I've
gotten great gardening results.  About the NPK, I
didn't say that the catalog carried this information,
but that it is on the product labelling.

I'm now experimenting with a new product that puts a
beneficial fungus on the roots of plants.  Gardens
Alive! sells it but I found a cheaper source and
bought in bulk.  In February I'm starting my broccoli 
and hardy lettuce plants indoors to start the new


--- margaret lauterbach <mlaute@micron.net> wrote:
> At 10:33 AM 1/5/2000 -0800, you wrote:
> >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.
> Kristina, I have just re-checked my Gardens Alive!
> catalog, and there is no
> indication of NPK in any of their products alive!
> They do say organic. We
> were asked if we had ever dealt with this company
> and what our experience
> had been. I indicated what my experience and
> impressions were. Margaret L

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