solo cups

Michi_Harper(7)January 12, 2011

Can someone please tell me if solo cups are allowed for showing plants? My first show is in march and all of my minis and semis are growing in little plastic cups. Do I need to put them into pots instead?

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irina_co(z5 CO)

Michi -

you better ask a judge from your club. I actually saw people showing their minis in solo cups, but not on the National. There are 2 1/4 (?) size pots very close to 3oz solo cup - so you can just slip your plant into one of these without disturbing the roots. Be sure that you get the set of 2 of appropriate size pots for each plant because on the show - you put a small piece of plastic or foil in the bottom of the empty pot - and slip it on the original pot - so your wick is not touching the table cloth. And you better have both pots the same - not one brown - another one green. Second issue - if minis are more or less minis - semis can grow to the limit of 8" or more. Remove the outer leaves if they grow farther than permitted - and you need to keep the pot 1/3 of the leaf span - so the smallish Solo cup can be too small. (I mean we call them Solo cups - but I saw smaller and larger ones)

I wish you a good crop of Blue Ribbons in March


    Bookmark   January 12, 2011 at 12:30PM
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Solo cups are OK at National and other shows I've attended. Most shows now require slip- potting and the solo cups make it easy. Just slip the one with holes cut in the bottom into a new holeless cup.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 1:57PM
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