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plntsrok
Detroit, MI
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2008
4:25 PM

Post #4735407

This is what I am looking for, Anyone know where I might purchase one?

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jlp222
Hammond, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 31, 2008
4:29 PM

Post #4735429

That looks like an infant's nasal aspirator. Is that the same thing?
plntsrok
Detroit, MI
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2008
4:33 PM

Post #4735449

This is a watering tool but have heard that before. The top is like the old sprinkler tops our moms' might have had on an old glass soda bottle for sprinkling on the ironing. Thanks for reminding me, I need to go to a medical supply place.
jlp222
Hammond, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 31, 2008
4:34 PM

Post #4735453

Wal-Mart and Walgreens should have them for $2-3.
dixiehil
COLUMBIA, TN
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2008
9:30 PM

Post #4736798

I have one just like that and I ordered mine from Parks seed----Beth
plntsrok
Detroit, MI
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2008
3:35 PM

Post #4740477

jlp222, do you mean walmarts has the inhalers or has the waterers? and Dixiehil, when did you get that from Park seed? I think I checked with them and they don't have them now. They do have some tiny things for sucking up tiny seeds one at a time but not the waterer, unless I'm mistaken. Did you get it recently?
Thanks for helping, both of you!
jlp222
Hammond, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 1, 2008
3:53 PM

Post #4740581

Oh, sorry they have the aspirators.
Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 2, 2008
4:52 AM

Post #4744480

Plnts, I want one, too. I have one, but the screen came away from the nozzle, so it doesn't work -- from 1982-ish, Park's. :)

Have you seen the cheap imitators at T&M? They fit on a 2 litre bottle, like Coke. I bought a set and was soooo excited, except we don't drink soda in 2 litre bottles, and the bottles sort of collapse as you use them from the vacuum. HOWEVER, once you get the hang of it, figure out a source to keep replacing the bottles, they are actually pretty handy and work well. The 2 litre bottles hold a lot more liquid than the original rubber bulb sprayers, so you don't have to stop for refills as often.

LInk:
http://www.tmseeds.com/product/m2081.html

Suzy
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 3, 2008
2:42 PM

Post #4750569

Hello everyone :)
I found a simular device at LeeValley. It is called a "Seedling Sprayer"
Link:
http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page.aspx?c=1&p=56636&cat=2,2280,54307&ap=1
Hope this helps :)
Thea
dixiehil
COLUMBIA, TN
(Zone 6b)

April 3, 2008
4:04 PM

Post #4751030

I have had mine for years. I'm surprised it still works, but it just keeps on spraying----BETH
pennefeather
McLean, VA
(Zone 6b)

April 3, 2008
7:53 PM

Post #4751962

That really does look like a neat sprayer. I have too many seedlings to use it myself.
Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 3, 2008
8:04 PM

Post #4752025

Penne, It's really good for seedlings that come up as an entire Chia Pet (really close together). I have some pots where the seedlings are sooo thick and sooo dense, they have displaced the top layer of soilless mix in the pot. They are tiny seedlings, so I can't go in with fingers or any kind of implement - a stir stick, for example. A sprayer doesn't move enough soilless mix, but these bulb sprayers do. I don't think it's enough of a reason to go out and buy one, but they really do come in handy.

Suzy
plntsrok
Detroit, MI
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2008
2:20 PM

Post #5721555

Thank you to Suzy and Thea. I hadn't checked here in a while but seedling time draws near!
David
plntsrok
Detroit, MI
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2009
1:56 PM

Post #6246600

I got one from Lee Valley Tools. It came with two different sprayers, one like pictured and one with a clear rigid, angled tube from bulb to sprayer, about 4 inches long. They have an amazing gardening catalog. See the hyperlink above.
Thanks all!
-David
craigjones
Pine, AZ

December 11, 2010
2:09 PM

Post #8254962

Hello I have two of those green bulb sprayers. One from the sixtes. I ordered it fromthe 1968 RHShumways seedman catalog for $1.75 . It came with two spray heads a bent alunminun pipe and green rubber bulb. I also bought another one in the eightes from the same place . I called them a few months ago to order another one but they do not know what I am talking about. The two I have are getting hard. I put armor all on them every so often.
They are cracked but still hold water.It was called CENTROSPRAY. I still have the 1968 catalog. Thank you for your time. And where I can get a new one... Craig
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

December 27, 2010
6:12 PM

Post #8279598

Here is what I found. I hope this helps...
http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=56636&cat=2,44713

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