"looking at the posts, i am supprised no one asked you to check if you have aphids, scale or mealy bug. frequently the black mold (sooty mold) is growing on the droppings of one of these insects. control the insect, the mold disapears."
"Great info Michael! Personally i would start with a water test to see exactly which fertilizer(s) you should be using. Jacks makes awesome quality products and their testing lab is #1 conatact Dr. Cari Peters…"
"out of 24,000 we only tossed parts of 3 varieties that bloomed too soon. (we had several colors bloom at the same time and could not sell them quite fast enough.) overall this was very good for us! our pansies were another…"
"Farmtek has a good product at a really good price. if you want someting to last a few years longer, the cloths by deWitt can't be beat for quality. almost any large horticultural supplier will sell them. most pieces are custom…"
"I used to sell the houses from poly-tex they are a little better in our climate than the ones from northern tool or farm tek. I bought one from northern that collapsed in our 18" snow this year! i have also had customers who bought very…"
"you'll find netafim is metric. the 1/2 " supply lines measure .520" is actually 16mm, the 3/4" actually measures 0.82".
i totally agree about the standardization! a personal pet peeve of mine!!!
and actually i meant…"
"The way the irrigation companies manufacture their poly tubing is different than other piping companies. the wall is thicker and more elastic. it is more expensive to manufacture and to purchase for this reason. the poly will actually form around…"
"i have set up thousands and thousands of drippers using Netafim parts. unfortunately it was very late in my set up that i discovered the double ended, insert barb was not necessary. if you are using actual drip irrigation supply pipe provided from a…"