By Bill Muskopf, chemist and avid gardener
Thirty five years ago, my wife Ethel and I sold Spray-N-Grow from our home. With full time jobs, we worked evenings and weekends. Our tiny company relied on high school students to pack orders in the warehouse (our garage) and a friend to help in the office (our spare bedroom).
Gardeners across the country soon learned what we already knew. Spray-N-Grow Micronutrients produced more, larger blooms, tastier fruits and vegetables, larger harvests, and stronger, healthier plants. Scientific tests confirmed gardeners’ results.
In 1985, we moved to a real office/warehouse and waved goodbye to our day jobs! I created Bill’s Perfect Fertilizer and wetting agent Coco-Wet as perfect complements to Spray-N-Grow Micronutrients.
Our Spray-N-Grow catalogs feature photos that show off your Spray-N-Grow success stories. They are also filled with all natural, nontoxic and organic products that are safe for people, plants and pets. My daughters, Melanie and Natalie, joined the business. Now, their kids also work with Spray-N-Grow.
I am very grateful for you — gardeners who love Spray-N-Grow. Thanks for telling your friends about our products and for sharing photos of your gardening successes.
I am concerned about the overuse of chemical fertilizers, fungicides, insecticides, and herbicides. We often complain that farmers use too many of these products, but I believe gardeners and homeowners do as well. Here are some tips that I would like to pass along:
Buy organic food products when possible. They cost a little more, but they’re worth it.
Buy hormone free milk and meat if possible
Grow your own vegetables, fruits and herbs using organic, all natural or nontoxic products.
Switch to organic, all natural or nontoxic fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides for lawn care.
Let’s all be protective of our families and good stewards of the land, today and tomorrow.