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Old March 27, 2013   #16
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Other than the statement (no more blossom end rot ) I don't see anything wrong.

I steer away from products that make claims about BER and blossom drop.
Just my opinion.
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You might not have any more blossom end rot if you applied the product weekly with a hose end sprayer. From everything I have read blossom end rot is mainly caused by uneven watering. The additional dose of calcium supplied by the product might also help.

In nearly 40 years of gardening I have only experienced more than an occasional blossom end rot only twice. Both times were in the spring when we had a very dry spell and I didn't water regularly because I was too busy. Since I have been giving mine a little boost with a hose end sprayer just as they start blooming and again just as they start setting fruit I have not seen it at all.

Of course that means I'll have it this year.

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Old March 27, 2013   #17
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So true I only had it in containers one year and knew nothing at that time what it was.

With poting soil you may not have the minerals you would in the ground.
That said this product would be fantastic.

I May get some when I run out of ladybug fertilizer.

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Old March 27, 2013   #18
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urbanfarmer, you need to get some product into stores in the Rio Grande Valley.....please
We're working on it. Believe me! Just sent an email to our distributor for that area to light a fire. Right now, Tractor Supply in Edinburgh. But call ahead. They might be sold out.
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Worth - containers are definitely a different beast for BER! One time ever I had BER in the ground and that was when I didn't realize the watering system wasn't working and it had been a good while since my plants had any water in the heat of June.

On the other hand, with containers, avoiding BER is an ongoing task. Calcium nitrate in a liquid feed is very very good at reducing BER in containers. However, for me the most effective thing was shading the container roots. Seems they were heating up quite a bit from sun directly on the container and I believe that was inhibiting uptake of calcium or whatever it is they need to not have BER. Since I started these two things, BER is down to almost 0 in containers.

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urbanfarmer, you need to get some product into stores in the Rio Grande Valley.....please
El Pase Feed
1250 FM 495
Palm View, TX
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Beginning late next week. Give them a call.
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Urbanfarmer,

Are there any retail outlets for your products in the Austin area?
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Urbanfarmer,

Are there any retail outlets for your products in the Austin area?
It's About Thyme
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Tractor Supply-Georgetown, Taylor, Marble Falls
Possibly Barton Springs and Gardenville

I believe more, but I need to get an update from our distributor.

Definitely call first. Different stores carry different formulas and sizes.

Thank you for your interest.
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Urbanfarmer, What's the shelf life of your products? Can opened or unopened containers be held over for use the next year with the same
level of effectiveness of all ingredients? Thanks, Darlene
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What are the micros in your product? Can you give us some idea of that?
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Gang,
I have the Veggie and TTF and Bioactive on hand as well for some 'tainer use this year. Here are label pics. Hopefully they are clear enough.
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Anyone in San Antonio carry your liquid fert?
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Bioactive on hand .
JamesL that Bioactive looks good. Like that it has some crab shell mixed in it for - chitin.
I don't grow in containers - grow in raised beds. So don't know how it would be for containers.
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Thanks for that info James.

Where can the product be purchased in Dallas/Forth Worth?

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Thanks for that info James.

Where can the product be purchased in Dallas/Forth Worth?

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We are not well represented in North Texas at this time. Likely next year. For now, only Tractor Supply in Mansfield, and then a few retailers a ways out. They only have TTF in quarts and 1/2 gallons.....and a limited supply at that.

w/o trying to promote, the best reference for our retailers is the dealer locator map on either of our websites.
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Urbanfarmer, What's the shelf life of your products? Can opened or unopened containers be held over for use the next year with the same
level of effectiveness of all ingredients? Thanks, Darlene
Some of the myco will lose potency over time. Myco effect is subtle. Differences between new and year-old nutrient aren't distinquishable to the eye.

The oldest nutrient we've used was 2 years, with the same results.

One caveat: this nutrient likes to be room temp or slightly above. If it gets cold and/or sits for long periods there will be some sediment. Put the bottle in a warm water bath or hot greenhouse to 90 degrees and shake for several minutes and it will come back and be perfectly usable.

All that said, we always prefer fresh, and recommend only buying enough nutrient for each season. We make fresh tanks every week, and keep next to no inventory. It's all bottled on the spot. When big orders come in, it's a mad house.

Best regards.....
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