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Re: Maxicrop on sale

That's good advice, Kitty--or, at least, it agrees with my MG notes. I think we've been conditioned to buy products on some sort of false notion that efficacy is always finite, maybe even for a lump of coal. I often wonder how much of our Gross Domestic Product is simply poured down the drain because some arbitrary and irrelevant date has passed.

On Thursday, October 28, 2004, at 02:15 PM, kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:

It's always been my impression (and confirmed by our MG CES Horticulture
Educator) that most insecticides, fertilizers, and such products have a
shelf life of 2-3 yrs. My assumption has been that that time usually
starts after you open the product. However, I suppose if it sat for
years before breaking the seal, its effectiveness could diminish a bit,
but I doubt GA! would let it sit too long. They are probably offering it
at a discount to keep the product moving while still effective. If you
bought it from a little mom/pop hardware store that was going out of
business after 39 years, I might question the age of the product.


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I am always afraid to purchase stuff at the end of the season for fear
that it will not be as effective in the spring. Not necessary this
product, but talking generally. I also realize Pam gardens all year, so
her situation and mine are not the same...

thoughts anyone?


Gardens Alive is running a sale. Maxicrop kelp at $9.75 a container, I
usually pay about 15 bucks. Bought two - woo hoo.

Pam Evans Kemp, TX zone 8A

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27.0 N, 82.4 W
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