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Re: Re: Wholesale Suppliers


Jesse, I'm afraid I'm in the dark here but Jim is right about breakage and
the cost is out of this world.  I use an 8" plastic terra cotta pot.  It's
nice looking without being fragile and gives whatever you are doing a better
look than the regular nursery pots at a fraction of the cost of clay.

David Franzman
A Touch of the Tropics
www.atouchofthetropics.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 2:15 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Wholesale Suppliers


> Don't know where you'll find small terra cotta pots these days, Jesse.
> Most growers who grow in small pots, grow in 4-1/2" plastic pots. Much,
> much cheaper [I know, "and they look like it"] and they don't break. 10
> percent breakage in shipments of clay pots is probably not an
> exaggeration.
>
> There are plastic trays [flats] that are designed to hold 18 4'1/2"
> plastic pots, which is more or less the commercial standard.
>
> I imagine it's all marketing. An annual in a 4-1/2" pot is large enough
> to sell for $2.50--and it's only a month older than an annual in a 2"
> pot that will only fetch $1.00.
>
> You might consider visiting all the nursery/florist supply houses in
> your nearest big city and check out your options. They may not carry
> clay pots but they probably know where to special order them.
>
> I would also advise, when you're visiting the supply houses, to try to
> learn what the local commercial standards are. I wrote above that there
> is an 18-pot flat; well there's also a 24-pot flat floating around [use
> discontinued in south Florida].
>
>
>
> On Friday, April 30, 2004, at 11:16 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:
>
> > O.K., got my tax I.D. number and all that good stuff...so now I can buy
> > wholesale. Problem is...I'm having trouble finding what I need! Anybody
> > know of a place that sells different sizes of good 'ole, BASIC style,
> > terra cotta pots???? I searched last night, but didn't find what I was
> > looking for.
> >
> >
> > Jesse
> >
> > <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com> wrote:
> > Oh my - certainly doesn't sound too sanitary does it? That must have
> > been quite a sight! We may be in for a toad floater this afternoon they
> > say. Nothing knee deep let's hope. Glad I got all my stepping stones in
> > the ground (countersunk) yesterday - finished my path project. Will add
> > rocks from Jesse's as they become available!
> >
> >
> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp, TX
> > zone 8A
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Andrea H
> > Sent: 4/29/2004 9:12:44 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain, sweet rain
> >
> >> Kitty, all of us that live near the coast get foot deep rain when it
> >> storms.
> >> No drains you know, or at least in the case here, 300 year old clogged
> >> drains. (OK, maybe not quite 300 years, but close! And if it's high
> >> tide,
> >> then you really have to watch out. I remember when I lived in
> >> Charleston
> >> people sitting on tables in the Applebee's downtown and waitresses
> >> serving
> >> drinks in knee high water. Can that be sanitary?
> >>
> >>
> >> Andrea H
> >> Beaufort, SC
> >>
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Kitty"
> >> To:
> >> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 10:04 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain, sweet rain
> >>
> >>
> >>> Wow. When it rains it pours! A foot deep - problems with the storm
> >> drains
> >>> or just coming down that fast?
> >>> We're supposed to be getting rain over several days soon. I wanted
> >>> to get
> >>> my lawn fertilizer down before it gets here, but the winds have been
> >>> high
> >>> the past several days. Maybe there'll be a window of opportunity
> >> tomorrow.
> >>> I did get 600 feet of irrigation tubing set today with sprayers in
> >>> place.
> >>>
> >>> Kitty
> >>>
> >>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>> From: "james singer"
> >>> To: "Chat"
> >>> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 5:41 PM
> >>> Subject: [CHAT] Rain, sweet rain
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> It's here. At last. Came as I was on my way home from the nursery
> >>>> this
> >>>> afternoon
> >>>>
> >>>> Sky was grey, overcast, when I left the building--the kind of
> >>>> weather
> >>>> where you think you feel sprinkles but are never quite sure. Cool,
> >>>> prickly skin.
> >>>>
> >>>> By the time I got a mile down the road to the east-west artery that
> >>>> meanders toward the plantation, it was pouring. And when I got
> >>>> home--7
> >>>> miles further into the heart of the storm--the water was a foot
> >>>> deep on
> >>>> some of the streets.
> >>>>
> >>>> It's now 2 hours later. It's still raining. A gentle, gentle
> >>>> trickle.
> >>>> The brave cat [Beans] yowls to go out, but won't leave the shelter
> >>>> of
> >>>> the doorway when I open the door for her.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Island Jim
> >>>> Southwest Florida
> >>>> Zone 10
> >>>>
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