Does anyone have a secret method to unstick plastic pots?

flowerfan2(z8/ WA)April 1, 2007

I have lots on nice large black plastic pots that are all stuck together. I tug and pull and smack them on the ground and they stay stuck. Does anyone have a tried and true method for unsticking these pots?

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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Sometimes this works for me, if the pot isn't too big, push a bamboo cane through the holes of the bottom pot if you can, stand on the cane on both sides of the pot, pull up on the rim of the top pot. With 1 gallon pots I have got them apart by squeezing the bottom pot between my feet and tugging on the rim of the top pot.


    Bookmark   April 1, 2007 at 11:27PM
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silver_creek(z8a WA)

I have used the tines of a spading fork like A uses the bamboo. Also have tapped with a hammer on the rim. Rolled the stack back and forth, pushing down to break the seal. And other methods as well. Lots of cussing, too.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 9:53AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Yes silver creek, lots of cussing, I don't know how much it helps but it sure vents my frustration.


    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 12:57PM
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