Modifying flats

Roy Herold
Sat, 09 Oct 2010 15:50:40 PDT
Jane McGary wrote:

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

Actually, it's a lot faster than you think. I use an old fashioned paper 
cutter (picked up at the same dump), sort of a guillotine style. Cut 
strips, turn them 90 degrees, chop, chop, chop. I'm certainly not a big 
nursery, but for the hobbyist it's fine. I probably have a couple of 
hundred band pots with screen inserts, and swear by them.

Funny--I just shared some plants with a friend yesterday, and told him 
to make sure he returns the band pots. I'm sure they're common as dirt 
in Oregon, but around here they're hard to come by, short of a big order 
to Anderson or Stuewe.

NW of Boston
Still a frost advisory for tonight, but forecast temp is up to 33. 
Brought in the tender cyclamen (rohlfs, africanum), but that's about it.

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