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What happened to the original Wall O’ Water?

Updated Information: December 15, 2011. We are thrilled to announce the Wall O’ Water company has been purchased and is again making quality products! Garden Harvest Supply is now offering the Wall O’ Water season extender.

If you have been doing gardening for very long and are the type of person who wanted the earliest tomato plants possible, then you probably have heard of the Wall O’ Water plant protectors. The Wall O’ Water was a product that you placed around your tomato plants about six weeks before your last frost date. It kept your tomato plants warm and growing until the weather was warm enough that you did not need it any longer. Of all the plant protectors that were available, the Wall O’ Waters were the best. Just ask anyone who was using them. The problem is, the company that manufactured them, Terracopia, Inc. out of Salt Lake City, Utah, is no longer in business. We used to purchase the Wall O’ Waters directly from Terracopia. About two months before they went out of business, the product they were manufacturing became totally inferior. About half of the Wall O’ Water products we sold during that time were bad and had to be replaced. Because the Wall O’ Water was such a great product, it left us scrambling, looking for a replacement. We discovered the Season Starter™ plant protector that is manufactured by Dalen. We are thrilled to say that this product is as good as, if not better than, the original Wall O’ Water. So if you are in the market for a quality plant protector, then we suggest trying the new improved option, the Season Starter™. You will have the earliest ripe tomatoes in your neighborhood.

10 Responses to “What happened to the original Wall O’ Water?”

  1. Terry Noxel says:

    I used the Season Starters this year and had great success. I am interested in the easiest way to clean the algea that formed inside the tubes. What works best?

  2. jstutzman says:

    Glad you liked the Season Starters! Cleaning is very simple. Wash them out with vinegar, hang upside down to dry.

  3. Dave says:

    I want find out more about what happened to TerraCopia. Do you have any contacts or references?

  4. jstutzman says:

    Dave we called out to the city in Utah that they were in, no one could get us any information. We heard through the vendor grapevine that the owner died and the plant was closed. The last couple of months before they stopped doing business, there products were defective.

  5. sharon says:

    The wall o water is being produced in Kalispell Montana by a company called Mount Cordahl Produce. The inventor, Gary Corkins moved his business there and his family continues to produce his product.

  6. jstutzman says:

    Yes they moved to Montana after shutting down the company. Gary started the company again; however he has died. The company is operating on a very small scale and they may once again close down.

  7. Blue says:

    The Only origional Wallo’Water is still being maufactured in Kalispell, MT. The company was in SaltLake. Due to his failing health the owner closed the doors and moved to Montana. Because of popular demand he decided to open back up on a smaller scale. With-in a couple of years he passed away. I do know for certain that the Wallo’Water had many problems with the qualilty of its product shortly before, during and after his health started failing. I am not sure why he would let this happen. I know this because my co-worker and I were left in control of this company with little knowledge of the product. We have been working very hard to save this company. We have found several problems that contributed to the faulty product . We are working hard on getting back up and running. The company now has a new owner who is taking a special interest in quality and customer satisfaction.

  8. Chad says:

    I was wondering if the season starter has its own patent or if is the same product as the wall o’ water and that patent has just expired?

  9. jstutzman says:

    The patent has expired.

  10. Gary says:

    US Patent 4,267,665

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