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  • Error in shipment maybe?

    All this talk about nutrient poor trees and what will help, I decided try Gypsum as recommended by Pete.

    No one had any in stock so I find it on line.

    It finally got delivered today and this is what it looks like.

    I can't even believe a screw up like this....sheesh

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    Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

    Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

  • #2
    i know that is the coarse version of the gypsum. you need to grind it up. sorry about my humor. how do someone make such mistake, a recycling bin vs. gypsum. anyway, can you return it?
    David
    Los Angeles CA zone 10B
    Wish list: Cosme Manyo

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    • Ktrain
      Ktrain commented
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      In the process of getting it straightened out....I am not mailing this back though.
      They can come pick it up. lol

  • #3
    Your mind must have been on your next thread here when you mistook that for Gypsum. Did you open the lid and see if there is any in there? Maybe you ended up with a lifetime supply.
    NNJ 6B
    Wishlist: Colar d'Albatera, Mary Magdalene's and the Virgin Mary's Fig, Red Lebanese BV

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    • Ktrain
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      First thing I did was look inside, nothing! ....gah!

  • #4
    You can punch holes in the bottom, put dirt and use it as a For
    Ike
    bergen county NJ 6b
    Wish list: oh lets face it Ill take any variety I dont have!!

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    • Ktrain
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      I actually thought that for a minute, if they don't take it back we will use it for our chicken feed.

  • #5
    Ok this is just.....they are giving me a head ache.
    Here is their reply..

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    • TNJed
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      Respectfully, Lesbia P…..???? What an unfortunate name

    • Ktrain
      Ktrain commented
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      Lol.....she has called me about 5 times today.
      I'm at work so I am not getting the calls.
      They really want me to send that can back....eh. lol.

  • #6
    The part that gets me is..."Also, please return to your local Ace"!!!!!

    Heck no.....they can pick it up! GAH!
    Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

    Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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    • JT1923
      JT1923 commented
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      lol make them send a call tag for that thing!

    • Ktrain
      Ktrain commented
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      Yea their crazy to think I'm going out of my way because their error. Crazy I tell you! lol

  • #7
    I've read you can recycle old sheetrock into your garden. Sheetrock contains gypsum. I haven't tried it myself.
    7B Southern NJ

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    • Ktrain
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      I have heard that too....though I have none.

      My house is all tongue & groove with bead board on the ceiling.

  • #8
    Did they charge you the right amount? Or did they actually charge you what the can cost? Those things can be salty.

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    • Ktrain
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      Only charged the gypsum amount.
      They have been calling me about getting their can back. Lol

    • MyDogMike
      MyDogMike commented
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      Well, tell ‘em to come get it.

  • #9
    Wow! If you were an organic grower you could not use this, I can't believe they are trying to profit from something they are supposed to recycle properly. They are a large corporation and should have better knowledge and practices than this. I hope they make it right, and they need to pick that up!
    Ellen
    Valley Center, Ca 9b
    Rancho Los Serranos Organic Farm

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    • Ktrain
      Ktrain commented
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      Totally agree....they still want me to drop it off. Pfft. Lol

  • #10
    Does it come with wheels? That will make fig shuffle a lot easier
    MJ
    Chicago Zone 5
    Figbid Listings Varieties List

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    • Ktrain
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      Lol it did. 😁

  • #11
    Lol! Doesn't look like a calcium source, nope.

    If you're looking for a local gypsum source you can try to find a home brew supply store - that's where I got mine, 5 lb bag for pretty cheap. It's a common water additive in beer brewing
    New Hampshire: z5b/6a. WL: More sun and more space!

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    • Ktrain
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      Sweet I will have to check on that thanks!

  • #12
    So today fedex just delivered the correct order, though the recycle bin is still here, since I told them I am not using my resources to deliver it back to them.
    They told me they do not have the means at this time to pick it up. LOL

    Have fedex come get it right?....I told them I will lock it up in my shed until they figure it out.
    Should I charge them storage fees?

    Having said that......I have not used Gypsum so I'm not really sure how much I should give each tree.
    Any recommendations? eh hem....Pete? ...lol

    Thank you in advance.


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    Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

    Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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    • #13
      Now you're ready to apply! Love that OMRI label! When we use this on avocado trees we put A LOT on each tree, like 10-15 pounds no kidding, but they are a lot bigger so I hope someone will chime in for figs. Depends on their canopy, as that reflects the roots. Ah, I see your potted figs in the background, you could sprinkle a handful around the soil on each fig, and water in, for avocado we rake it carefully into the mulch being careful not to damage the feeder roots of the tree,but Pete will know better.
      Ellen
      Valley Center, Ca 9b
      Rancho Los Serranos Organic Farm

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      • #14
        Thank you for your input!
        I do love avocados, wish I could grow them here in N. Ga.
        Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

        Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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        • #15
          So after about 10 emails back and forth, this is how it ends.

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          Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

          Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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          • #16
            Ha! Took them long enough. Enjoy!
            Zone 10b, Long Beach CA
            Creator of The Original Wasp In Fly Out (WIFO) Bags
            Wish list: Bebera Branca

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            • Ktrain
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              lol that's what I thought too.

              We are going to use it for our chicken feed.

          • #17
            I’ve put 1-2 TB per gal of soil medium this year 🤷🏼‍♂️
            CJ in Memphis 7b/8a….tight eyes, nonsplitters...Pons figs, French figs, Mario figs & tasty Cali seedlings!

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            • #18
              I ordered a wood grate for my wood burning smoker I received a Tire for the smoker trailer. I still have the tire and they sent me the grate, it is too bad it is to small for my smoker. I like free stuff.
              SW TN 7B Wish list: Boysenberry Blush, Coll de Dama Mutante, Madeira Island Black, Cravens Craving, Malibu Greek and Fico Giallo. Any fig I can grow and Happy Days

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              • Ktrain
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                It amazes me how these mistakes can be make sometimes.
                Makes me wonder if someone ordered a recycle bin and got a bad of gypsum instead...and probably got to keep it. LOL
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