At 04:36 AM 10/11/2005, you wrote: >Although mistaken about sulfur vs. sulfa, sulfur in both elemental >and ionic form is strongly anti microbial. I use a good bit of >sulfur on my plants for fungus control. In the soil, I don't imagine >one would find large quantities of sulfur in these forms. So >although sulfur is an anti-microbial in its own right, I've never >shied from applying some elemental sulfur to my blueberries. I'm sorry, but I have to ask....... what exactly is "Sulfa" (never heard the word before) and for that matter what exactly is "Sulfur"? The element is called Sulphur" without an F so I am wondering what these other words are supposed to mean? Is it just a common method not of making it "easier" to spell by using an F or is there something else I don't know about? I am assuming from the email above that "Sulfa" is something separate and not just a further bastardisation of 'Sulfur"? Sorry to be a tad confused but I thought that when referring to elements you really should stick to traditional spelling or you just muddy the water more and more? Can someone please explain? Maybe it is just a new way of spelling things? Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9 Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, Irises, Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about anything else that doesn't move!!