Modifying flats

Jane McGary
Sat, 09 Oct 2010 15:36:05 PDT
Roy wrote,

I prefer to use ordinary window screen, not only for flats but to 
place inside the bottom of the Anderson band pots to keep the soil 
from falling out. Bulbs seem to love the band pots with screen in the 
bottom as it improves drainage, and it gives some air circulation to 
the bottom of the potting mix without letting it dry out too quickly. 
And it's nice to look at all the happy little roots coming out 
through the screen.

>Screening is cheap if you buy it, or no cost if you salvage old 
>screens from the dump like I do. And it lasts forever.

Well, yes, but cutting up hundreds of little squares of screen would 
take a long time.

Jane McGary

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