Here's a good source for those copper-lined growing bags!

JaniceMay 6, 2013

Jay's the man!

I was just going to say to tell him "Hey Jay from Hey_j"!

I crack me up--didn't even see that one coming till I finished the thought!!

I highly recommend these bags if you have the problems I'm having and will have even more when we move--root competition from anything that grows vigorously looking for the water you're putting on your hosta!! The copper stops the roots dead in their tracks!

Be sure to turn the bags inside out putting the seamed side in! They ship just the opposite with seams out! If you turn back the tops to make a cuff you should have the light grey flannel sort of side out, while the whole rest of the outside material looks dark charcoal with a sheen..

Here is a link that might be useful: Horticulture Specialties--Jay's the man!!

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paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)

This sounds like a great idea. Which one is copper lined?

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 1:25AM
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paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)

I figured it out. Does anyone know if this can be found in Canada?

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 1:45AM
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squirejohn zone4 VT

I've bought both the bags and a roll of the Tex-R fabric from HS and found the roll cheaper and easier to use. With the bags you need to dig the hole to fit the bag whereas with the roll of fabric you fit (form) the bag to whatever size hole you want.

The roll I bought was 4' X 100' and cost about $150. I see HS doesn't advertise this size roll any longer but maybe they can still get it.

Although the roll came via HS it was manufactured in Quebec and the shipping label from Texel Inc. states " THE USE AND RESALE OF THIS PRODUCT ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN CANADA" Maybe they will ship to the USA. Their phone # in Quebec is 418-387-5910

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 7:32AM
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paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)

Hi squirejohn,

Thanks for the info. What is HS?

Paula

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 11:32AM
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squirejohn zone4 VT

Paula - Sorry for being so cryptic.

HS = Horticultural Specialties referenced in the first post.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 7:03AM
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paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)

I called the company in Quebec and they only sell to one grower in Ontario in bulk; neither of them will sell to a member of the public :(
Thanks anyway.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 12:28PM
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