"Oh, my word! I've never seen so much growth! I've been overwhelmed with picking strawberries. I couldn't believe how big, beautiful, healthy, and tasty the berries were after putting on your fertilizer." (B.L.O.O.M #8 Caneberry/Strawberry Mix)
"Boy, I could swear by this (B.L.O.O.M. #1 All Vegetable Mix) fertilizer. We got hundreds of pounds of tomatoes this year."
"People come and knock on my door and ask why my flower garden looks so nice and to tell me how much happiness my garden brings to them." (B.L.O.O.M. #5 Organic Bulb) Phillis
"I tried for 2 or 3 years to convince my Dad (up in Canada) to try your B.L.O.O.M. Fertilizers on his vegetable garden. Finally, after seeing my garden he decided to try it and the results were great. This was the best production from his garden in 40 years. His potatoes had no scab and nearly doubled in production with bigger sized potatoes. Dad and Mom had tomatoes for Christmas (they lasted that long) and they still have potatoes in storage as of April and they are perfectly good." K.H.
"My plants were happy last year with your stuff. (B.L.O.O.M. #1 and #5 Fertilizer) They were really happy, amazingly strong and healthy.” (veg and flowers)
"I just read your newsletter last night. It was great. I enjoyed it. An enjoyable read and it surprises me each time."
“That organic fertilizer (B.L.O.O.M. #4) is working out really well.”
“The compost stuff (Compost Fortifier B.L.O.O.M. #10) really helps my compost. It really works."
“Your plants with your B.L.O.O.M. are just so much better than anything I’ve seen. The stalks are thicker.”
“You told me to spread some of this stuff (B.L.O.O.M. #9) around my roses and it’s been the best thing I could do for them.”
“I used your bulb mix (B.L.O.O.M. #5) on my bulbs in whiskey barrels and they are doing fabulous.”
"I bought some blueberry food (B.L.O.O.M. #6) last month and put in on my blueberries and it’s really working well (already). The leaves greened up and they came uncurled. I think they are going to make it now."
“I’m so glad I get your emails (and Newsletter) because it reminds me I’ve got to get my fall stuff out. Keep reminding me of things I need to be doing.”
“A lady told about growing 2 tomatoes side by side. One had B.L.O.O.M. fertilizer and was about 3 times taller than the other (not fertilized).”
“Using your fertilizers (B.L.O.O.M.) made all the difference in the world (on cukes especially) compared to previous years when not used.”
“Everything just took off after I put those minerals on that you gave me. My broccoli headed up and my seeds stopped coming up spindly. (I also used chicken manure)”
“You guys are my most favorite gardening store in the world.”
"I’ve grown some of the biggest garlic I’ve ever grown and partly it is due to your fertilizer. (B.L.O.O.M. #3)"
“I’ve had such wonderful luck with your other fertilizers, I decided to give the lawn a treat with your lawn mix.(B.L.O.O.M. #4)"
“Oh, my trees did so good! (cherry, semi-dwarf apple tees and blueberries). I’m so happy.” (Fertile Mulching System)"
“Kent has had really good results using B.L.O.O.M.. His kiwi plant just stood still for 4 years until he did fertile mulching with B.L.O.O.M. #7 Tree & Shrub. The trunk doubled in girth and the canopy filled out and extended and the foliage was very healthy. Next year he expects to get his first fruits (kiwi).”
“I can’t believe how much better they’ve responded, my rhodies, blueberries and mountain laurels after using your fertilizers. (B.L.O.O.M. #6)"
“I used your fertilizer (B.L.O.O.M. #1 All Vegetable Mix). I was the only one in the neighborhood that got tomatoes."
“I used your fruit tree fertilizer (B.L.O.O.M. #7) and picked 100 lbs of frost peaches off a tiny tree and also a tremendous amount of blueberries. (B.L.O.O.M. #6)"
“My garden did so well this year using the fertilizers I got from Black Lake Organic. The best my garden has done in 10 years.” Elaine followed Solomon’s new recipe.
“Using your fertilizer (B.L.O.O.M. #8) we’re getting more and more strawberries and they are perfect. I just can’t believe how many and they are absolutely beautiful. Fabulous stuff.”
"Thank you for the insights - newsletter, etc. I don’t think you realize how valuable it is."
“We did the fertile mulching system (Garden Information Leaflet #4)on our trees. Our neighbor asked how did you do that (because all his are dying) I’m slowly winning him over by our garden and our trees.”
“I have to tell you I used some of your rhody and your caneberry mixes. They just did fabulous things. I love them.” (B.L.O.O.M. #6)
“This is a very unusual place. I’ve been coming here for a lot of years and appreciate all the plants, fertilizers, education and information I’ve gotten to grow food for my family.”
“I used the (fertile mulching treatment Garden Information Leaflet #4) on two apple trees and they’re happier than they’ve ever been. They’ve been diseased and bug-ridden for about seven years before that. I tried dormant spray, etc. That helped, but not like this.”
“This is the best (year) for the blueberries we’ve ever had (B.L.O.O.M. #6)”
“A lady from Hoodsport put B.L.O.O.M. #6 on huckleberries and they really produced. She puts it on all acid loving plants.”
“I really liked your vegetable mix (B.L.O.O.M. #1). It did really well. We have rotten soil.”
“A lady came in and said her daughter used Black Lake Organic fertilizers in planter boxes and had fabulous flowers.”
“A lady came in with raving stories about cows and elk eating her mineralized pastures. Also had the best garden ever after fertilizing according to BLO soil test recommendations.”
“The roses just loved your (B.L.O.O.M. fertilizer) I had the best year ever with my roses.”
"Best newsletter I ever read."
“It does awesome! (B.L.O.O.M. mixes) I have several.”
“Used them 2 years on fruit trees and it has helped a lot. Our pear tree used to get black spot(scab?), but not since we put your tree and shrub mix on two years ago it hasn’t had it.”
A customer came in because he asked his neighbor how did he get such a nice lawn. The neighbor replied “Go get some B.L.O.O.M.”
“I’m here because the world is coming to an end and I need to grow a garden.”
“I’ve been using your lawn fertilizer for 3 years now and it’s really been the best it’s ever been.”
“After growing vegetables for 15 years in the same spot, suddenly they have taste. Last year my vegetables exploded out of the ground using your mineralized fertilizer.”
“I just came from the college (South Puget Sound Community College) and they told me to come see you. They spoke very highly of you and said you could answer any question I had.”
We had a call from a retired Eastern Washington farmer asking about doing a soil test. He had received our last 'Gardener Alert'. His daughter lives in Olympia. They have been trying our B.L.O.O.M. mixes. “Whatever you are doing, you’re on the right track. We’ve noticed a considerable difference in our garden vegetables and our apricots in particular.”
“… My plants just go insane(any plants) I just put it on everything.”
“Our grass looks great already and the moss is dying. (after using Organic Lawn Mix B.L.O.O.M. #4)
“I haven’t gotten anything from you yet that didn’t work well.”
“I love these(B.L.O.O.M. mixes). I think you make the best fertilizer ever. It’s the best. My vegetables are so yummy.”
“Boy, this (B.L.O.O.M. #8) worked good last year. We got spectacular results on our raspberries.”
“You are not going to believe the fruit production” (said the neighbor) (B.L.O.O.M. #7)
“Your stuff made all the difference. We had a bumper crop of Brussels sprouts and I couldn’t get anything before… also parsnips and kohlrabi.”
“This really helps with blueberries (B.L.O.O.M.#6). I had one pot with and one without. It produced 3 times as much and was loaded. The vegetables too. (B.L.O.O.M.#1)”
“What I like about it (B.L.O.O.M.#9) is that it doesn’t burn anything. (I tried some product used by the rose society and it burned.”
“We did it last year (fertile mulching Garden Information Leaflet #4) on our pear tree and cherry tree. The cherry tree is looking fantastic –amazing growth!”
This (B.L.O.O.M.# 1) is so good. The tomatoes especially love it.”
A customer says his garden (using B.L.O.O.M. fertilizers) “gets 10 times the production of his neighbors.”
“A bonsai expert is using our B.L.O.O.M. #3 and swears by it.”
"My husband and I really enjoy your email newsletter. Very helpful and encouraging."
“Someone at another garden store said that strawberries have to be fertilized weekly. But your B.L.O.O.M. goes on once or twice (for the season).”
“Fertile mulching(Garden Information Leaflet #4) . It works brilliantly and saved an old crabapple tree (45 years old) that was dying.”
A lady in Olympia found us on the internet and came here to ‘fix her problems’ with minerals. She was wanting to get away from a well known mass produced commercial fertilizer that simply keep things alive.
“The lawn did pretty well (with B.L.O.O.M. #4 and lime) I like this stuff.”
“This is our first attempt at a ‘victory garden’. We want to be sure we get things right so we’re using your fertilizer and want to be organic.”
“I used to use chicken manure and always got worms in my radishes and carrots. Since started using your fertilizer (B.L.O.O.M. #1), I don’t seem to get worms anymore. (editors note: that’s the way complete nutrition is supposed to work)
“I come all the way from Mercer Island (over an hour away) because you’re ‘all organic’ and that’s important to me.”
“I got some of that compost the other day. Let’s do 4 more.”
“You guys come extremely recommended by everyone who’s anyone.”
“I wish I had found my way here years ago.”
“I live in the city. About 20 years ago I did it right. I built a raised bed out of bricks. I’m set. I get a lot of vegetables out of that and I keep the neighborhood fed.”
“They have wonderful fertilizers here; really fantastic.”
“That stuff works very, very well.” (B.L.O.O.M. fertilizers)
“It just gets better every year using your stuff.” (putting on compost with annual B.L.O.O.M. fertilizer)
“I do everything you say. I have great success with my garden and your fertilizers.”
“I’m the weird lady who came in last spring and had no life in her garden. You hooked me up and this year my gardens were gorgeous. My gardens had life. I’m telling you this stuff is awesome. I have over 100 rhodies and flower gardens everywhere. They were pathetic.”
“My garden was awesome, thanks to that dirt(soil mix) and the fertilizer (B.L.O.O.M.). My neighbors and guests were amazed. I have chard that is chest high.”
“This has been a truly wonderful experience.”
“The garden calendar was a good read.”
A lady says “my girlfriend’s lawn is beautiful and she gets her fertilizer (B.L.O.O.M. #4) here. I told my husband you need to go organic. It lasts so much longer. The other stuff (not sold here)you have to just keep putting it on every few weeks.”
A fellow came in for his 3rd bag (25 lbs) of B.L.O.O.M. #4 (lawn food). When asked how he applied it, he said “by hand”. He also said “it was easy and not a problem unless you are impatient. It keeps the lawn green and it just felt good doing it.”
A gentleman walks in “ Do you guys have a product called B.L.O.O.M.? I was just at a neighbor’s place and they have chard that is giant. I want some of that stuff; it’s amazing.”
“I keep coming back here because you guys are so helpful.”
“That organic fertilizer (B.L.O.O.M. #4) is working out really well.”
“That fertile mulching (Garden Information Leaflet #4)really works.”
“I’m having so much fun in the garden. I can’t tell you how much fun that is.”
“This is the first year I’ve used your stuff (B.L.O.O.M. #1,2,3) and things are going gang busters and doing a lot better than years past.”
“I’ve had great success with my garden and your fertilizers. My plants got really big and taste wonderful. The deer like them too.” (unfortunately)
“You’re a wealth of information. That’s why we all come in.
“My son planted 10 scrawny blueberry plants and they went nowhere for 2 years. I weeded them and used ample of your blueberry fertilizer (B.L.O.O.M. #6) and they took off that year. The plants were healthy, with vigorous canes, large and abundant berries and no mummy berries.”
“My garden is the best stress-buster ever and I have you to thank for a lot of it. You’ve been a big part of its development (it’s not always about food)”
“We used to get these years ago. Then we switched to the regular store stuff. After a while, we realized it wasn’t the same. It didn’t do the job, so we’re back to yours.”
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