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Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plumerias Orchids Tropicals
Amaryllis Region: Florida Region: United States of America Roses
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chefmike92
Apr 6, 2012 9:28 PM CST
I have for sale premium Water Crystal that has a life cycle greater than 12 years i will sell in any quantity from 1 tablespoon,to 1 pound. if you want powdered you just have to grind with a clean coffee grinder to how ever fine you like them.
I have a mix of sizes i call medium and large ones. they are all in dry state. you can learn more about them here http://www.watercrystals.com/
these are the good ones Sodium cross-linked polyacrylamide co-polymer. The original Water Crystal that has been evaluated to absorb and store water for a dozen years and longer.

Save Your Plants from Moisture/Drought Stress ...
Water Them Less Frequently ...
Yet Help Them Thrive in All Seasons ...
Grow Plants Without Soil ...
Use Them in Craft Projects, Like Cool Wraps, Neck Coolers, Candles ..

The price starts at 2.00 and goes up need to get rid of them so the more you buy the better deal you get plus shipping. i have about 7 lbs of them.
thanks for looking.
treemail me with amount and zip ill give you a price

Ask if you have any Questions

mike

Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plumerias Orchids Tropicals
Amaryllis Region: Florida Region: United States of America Roses
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chefmike92
Apr 6, 2012 9:28 PM CST
I think these are amazing....pre-soak mix with your potting mix and keeps the plant supplied with water available for weeks!. also used in the ground and rooting cuttings. i have pineapple tops growing these for 4 years just keep adding water about every 3-4 weeks

here is a pictorial of how much water a tiny bit can absorb

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start with 1 Tablespoon crystails and 1 cup warm water...............3 min what looks like......................8 min all water is adsorbed......yield 1 cup and 1/4 hydrated .some what but..

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in to larger container add 1 more cup warm water......5 min later...................................all water is absorbed ..yield 2 1/2 cup.....some what but into a 4 cup container


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add 1 more cup water(3 so far)..............................10 min later,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and finally add 1 more cup water (TOTAL 4 CUPS)AND IN 20 MIN YOU HAVE AT LEAST 4 CUPS HYDRATED WATER CRYSTALS
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THE FINAL RESULTS NO LIQUID LEFT

now use that in a pot mixed 2/3 good potting mix and 1/3 the HYDRATED CRYSTALS and most all of your plants would be good for 3x longer with out watering.

can be mixed with liquid fertilizer and/or food coloring for great effects.

1 TBL for 2.00 includes shipping!!!
1 CUP for 5.00 plus shipping
ask for more pricing!!!

price can be negotiated for larger quantity

thanks for looking they truly are fun and amassing

mike
[Last edited by chefmike92 - Apr 7, 2012 8:42 PM (+)]
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Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies
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mollymistsmith
Apr 7, 2012 9:52 PM CST
Mike, I sent you a tree-mail.
Tami
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plumerias Orchids Tropicals
Amaryllis Region: Florida Region: United States of America Roses
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chefmike92
Apr 7, 2012 10:09 PM CST
got a tree mail back!!

thanks
mike
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Apr 8, 2012 4:21 AM CST
Wow that is cool stuff!
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plumerias Orchids Tropicals
Amaryllis Region: Florida Region: United States of America Roses
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chefmike92
Apr 13, 2012 1:51 PM CST
I still have some of these left who wants the enviroment to suffer a bit less and cut your watering time down???
Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies
Gardens in Buckets Container Gardener Clematis Garden Art Region: United States of America Bulbs
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mollymistsmith
Apr 13, 2012 6:15 PM CST
I received mind. Thanks. Smiling
Tami
Name: Cathy
St. Louis County (Zone 5a)
jellyjar
Apr 13, 2012 8:41 PM CST
I purchased some of these several years ago. My husband and I do the gardening for our church. We had coleus under a large tree. I had put a pinch of these under each plant as they went into the ground. A storm came through and took the tree down. I was sure the coleus would die, but they did wonderful, never wilting in the heat. I believe the reason was the crystals, and we use them now with all of our plantings.

A tiny bit goes a loooong way.
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plumerias Orchids Tropicals
Amaryllis Region: Florida Region: United States of America Roses
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chefmike92
Apr 14, 2012 2:48 PM CST
Jellyjar

thanks for the stories (testimonial) the only problem i have ever had is when i planted with out hydrating i think they are amazing i still have some im selling and if you look at the prices anywhere im a LOT more cost effective REMEMBER mine are the good ones that last.

if you hydrate two many spread on metal pan and in sun they can be dried and then re-hydrated often

mike
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plumerias Orchids Tropicals
Amaryllis Region: Florida Region: United States of America Roses
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chefmike92
Apr 15, 2012 8:14 PM CST
thanks everyone i have 4 cups of HYDRATED ones left they are the ones i administrated with (1 TBL ) dehydrated. If anyone should want these i will dehydrate some and then i can ship them for 4.90. treemail me im am closing this group to let it fall out of the way of other co-ops


mike
Name: Cathy
St. Louis County (Zone 5a)
jellyjar
Apr 15, 2012 10:06 PM CST
Mike, I'd buy more, but not knowing better, I bought 3, yes 3, pounds of them. I've used them for 2 years that I can remember, and I've given some away to friends. I spilled a gallon bag of hydrated ones in my vegetable garden, and I still have a quart canning jar full of dehydrated crystals for this year and probably next year, too.
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plumerias Orchids Tropicals
Amaryllis Region: Florida Region: United States of America Roses
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chefmike92
Apr 15, 2012 10:19 PM CST
Yea i bought 10 lbs of them can you imagine when i put i think 1 cup in a 5 gal bucket and filled it with water and had 5 gal of hydrated ones these are amasing. First time i saw them in a small pack of 2 TBLs i Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing so hard and said id have to buy there store out to get anything done
well i will never use all of them thats why i decided to sell little over 1/2 of them. I wondered why the person i got them from chuckled when i said 10 lbs well it was not hard to see

and NEVER spill down the drain if you do you might have to call a plumer!!!!

its all good what i have left is fine ill use them i have a problem using them in shallow gardens in my sand. its blow sand and if i dont grind them fine and amend the sand they float to the top and then it looks like an ice path!!!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Apr 16, 2012 3:34 AM CST
This stuff sounds like it has a highly comic factor Glare
Name: Marie Kapuscinski
New Jersey (Zone 7b)
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makap
Apr 16, 2012 7:25 AM CST
I am going to use these when plant my Elephant Ears and my Canna's in large pots.

I have used the small crystals before and I loved them. I had never thought to hydrate them before mixing with the soil. I did not do that once and I thought the plant was going to pop out of the pot after they swelled up...lol
Name: Marie Kapuscinski
New Jersey (Zone 7b)
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makap
Apr 22, 2012 6:26 AM CST
Got mine the other day..
Thanks Mike
Name: Marie Kapuscinski
New Jersey (Zone 7b)
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makap
Apr 24, 2012 5:37 AM CST
Holy cow Mike, you were right about these things. One little tiny pebble size crystal, grew to the size of a small rock. 2 x2. to 2 x3....lol
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plumerias Orchids Tropicals
Amaryllis Region: Florida Region: United States of America Roses
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chefmike92
Apr 24, 2012 3:39 PM CST
grind them up for smaller pieces and they mix with soil better BUT they hold less water and then you need to water more often

mike

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