plant pots

whiteeaglesue(8)April 29, 2013

anyone do of where to get just plain black pots for plants the 4 inch square is what i would like for starting seeds and cuttings i have found a place to get the round but they are the real thick ones and quite spendy thank you any info would sure be appreciated

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

is there any reason you are tied to pots ... ???

i used to use 6 ounce.. potted up to 8 oz to 16 oz plastic solo cups ...

and one time even used cut down water bottles ... if you are addicted to those...

all can be given drainage with a sharp razor blade and cutting the bottom edge ... . rather easily.... and trust me i tried everything else.. lol.. drilling does not work ...

i found the spending the money on the best seedling media.. a much better investment ... than pretty pots ...

ken

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 8:42AM
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soleil_blume_hooke(8a)

Ken, I couldn't have said it better. (drilling doesn't work,lol) Don't forget the newspaper cups you can make. There's hundreds of tutorials on the net.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 9:47AM
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nil13(z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Washington))

I take a piece of steel rod, heat it up with a propane torch and melt holes in the bottom of solo cups. But I only use solo cups for stuff that I plan on giving away. They get brittle too quickly with UV light and only last a season. The black poly nursery containers last many seasons and are thus well worth the investment. The square ones are great because they pack so well on a tray. That packing means less water loss when irrigating. My next pot purchase is going to be the Anderson tall square bands, when the ones I have finally bite the dust.
Growers Inc. has them.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 5:23PM
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david52_gw

This is what I use - you can buy the trays that hold 18 pots that go with them.

They're decent quality, although some batches seem to be better than others. Mine are 8-10 years old, I throw one out now and again.

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 11:55AM
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