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Re: OUCH!


Well this guy did admit that after he had finished dousing his garden with
the stuff, he sat down and read the label (a little backwards ya think?) and
it said in large bold print "WARNNG! NOT FOR USE ON FOOD CROPS-FOR FLOWERS
AND ORNAMENTALS ONLY".  So in this case, he really has no one to blame but
himself.

Sue (6B)
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Theresa W." <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2006 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OUCH!


> Oh- I don't know.  The labels on most of these chemicals and the
> commercials on TV are presented is such a way to fool less savvy
> people.  It's not like any of them actually say "poison" on them after
> all.  They are all colorful and going to help you have the "best" lawn
> or garden ever.  I think most people assume they are OK, just like most
> people use household chemicals without giving it a second thought.  It's
> just how most of us were raised quite frankly.  Those of us who are
> organic (both in the garden and/or in the house) are the exception, not
> the rule.
>
> Theresa
>
> Kitty wrote:
> > When I was a new gardener, I read more of the label than I do now.  If
> > you're new at anything, you need to educate yourself.  Even seasoned
> > gardeners make mistakes.  But the person who made this mistake will
> > make the same mistake in all areas of life.  He's the guy that doesn't
> > read the schematic until he's done and finds 6 extra pieces leftover.
> > He's the guy that won't aks for directions.  He's the guy that knows
> > that "An Inconvenient Truth" is a load of crap without seeing it.
> > He's the guy who says "Balloon?" when it comes time to pay that big
> > chunk on the great mortgage deal he got.  He's the guy who already
> > knows it all.
> >
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Zone 5
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2006 9:29 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] OUCH!
> >
> >
> >> My question would be- is this a new or seasoned
> >> gardener.
> >>
> >> I made tons of mistakes in the beginning, heck I still
> >> do...
> >>
> >> Donna
> >>
> >> --- Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Some people are just idiots.  The word "systemic"
> >>> couldn't have just been in
> >>> the fine print, it had to be right there in the name
> >>> or as a subtitle sort
> >>> of thing.  And aphids - FCOL! - something simple
> >>> enough to deal with.
> >>> Sorry, but I think he got what he deserved.
> >>>
> >>> Kitty
> >>> neIN, Zone 5
> >>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "SueNY" <sue.nyc@att.net>
> >>> To: <GARDENS@LSV.UKY.EDU>
> >>> Cc: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>> Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 6:53 PM
> >>> Subject: [CHAT] OUCH!
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> >  I just read a post on another gardening board.
> >>> The person had a problem
> >>> > with aphids in their garden and went to Home Depot
> >>> and bought some spray
> >>> > and
> >>> > doused the garden. The problem? The spray was
> >>> Ortho Systemic Insect
> >>> > Killer!
> >>> > He didn't bother to read the label until AFTER
> >>> he'd sprayed. Now he wants
> >>> > to
> >>> > know how to save his veggies. When it was
> >>> explained to him that he'd just
> >>> > made all his veggies poisonous, he had a fit..
> >>> Poor guy!
> >>> >
> >>> > Sue(6B)
> >>> >
> >>> >
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