Updated 16 May 2013
Blackmore will be closed May 27th for Memorial Day commemoration. Remember those who have sacrificed their lives or been wounded in service to our country for the freedoms we enjoy every day.
Have a GREAT spring. See you at OFA in July
The NEW Manual Dribbler is a more affordable version of the unique Blackmore machine that cleanly drills holes in Ellepots or loose-fill trays for ease of planting, perfect spacing and better performance. See the videos on the movie page of the automatic model. We'll have demos of both at OFA, booth 533. See you there.
Blackmore BASH, Sunday July 14, 6:05pm, Peppercorn Room, Hyatt Regency.
NEW Blackmore TopCoater for Mico Greens makes sowing and covering them fast and easy. A small hopper uniformly dispenses a layer of seed which is then evenly covered by the soil hopper.
RECYCLE PLASTIC TRAYS - DON'T PAY TO PUT THEM IN THE DUMPSTER !
Don't throw NUMBER 6 POLYSTYRENE plastic in the dumpster. Blackmore is working with a company that can grind, clean and recycle it to make plastic trays for next year. Knock the dirt out of the trays, nest and stretch wrap them eight feet high on pallets. Accumulate 12-24 pallets and Blackmore will arrange pick up. If you've only a few pallets call about delivering them to Blackmore when picking up other product. Call 800 874-8660 for more information.
Why buy plastic pots? Knox Nursery replaced 40 MILLION plastic pots with JUMBO Ellepots. You can too! Try them for fall pansies!
Knox Nursery Gets VeriFlora Certified
One of the country's top young plant producers, Knox Nursery, Winter Garden, Florida, recently received Veriflora certification for its sustainable growing practices. The 150 million young plants and 6 million 4 in. annuals the company produces each year are now Veriflora certified.
Knox Nursery is pleased to join the Veriflora program as a continuation of our commitment to environmental sustainability, said Bruce Knox, president of Knox Nursery, in a press release. We started down this path over eight years ago when we realized our industry needed a solution to the significant problem of what to do with empty plastic pots. There were simply no environmentally friendly options for disposal, so we switched the bulk of our landscape business to production in Ellepots. Ellepots are a Veriflora Approved Input Material paper pot.
Knox figures that, since switching to the Ellepot eight years ago, they've stopped 40 million plastic pots from going into landfills.
NEW ELLEPOT PAPER FOR LANDSCAPING
Blackmore/Ellepot-USA has introduced a landscape specific paper for Ellepots that degrades faster in the ground and cuts the cost over plastic. The paper for a 4-in. (10cm) Ellepot costs about 2 cents, versus 3 to 4 cents for a plastic pot. Just ask for Ellepot Landscape paper.