By Larry Hodgson
A bit of economic advice today.
When you need to buy a fertilizer or pesticide (hopefully an organic one!), always buy the concentrate rather than the ready-to-use product (hint: the latter is often sold in a spray bottle).
That’s because the ready-to-use product is composed almost entirely of water with just a hint of the base product (typically 50 parts water to one part of concentrate). As long as you have running water at home, you can easily dilute the concentrate yourself … and imagine the savings!
Since the concentrate is 50 times more condensed than the ready-to-use product, if both are approximately the same price (and they often are), the concentrate actually costs 50 times less!
Article first published in this blog on November 29, 2015.