Watering seed pots

Bracey Tiede tiede@pacbell.net
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 12:19:42 PST
These tops are incredibly useful to water fragile starts of all kinds. Also
good to lightly bug blast something. 

We use them with our volunteers starting 25 pepper plants in 4" pots. The
tips don't dislodge or damage seedlings.

San Jose CA

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From: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org]
On Behalf Of Ellen Hornig
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2014 12:04 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Watering seed pots

Persuant to a discussion a while back about watering cans for seed pots, I
found something on eBay which I can actually recommend:


Yes, truly, they are little plastic tips that screw on to soda bottles.
Don't snort in disbelief; the ones for fine watering work extraordinarily
well on seed pots.  I wouldn't want to use one in a nursery - the thing is
only about 1"/2.5cm across, so not built for volume or speed - but it seems
to be able to water the finest seeds without the least perturbation of the
surface.  You do have to squeeze the bottle to get it to flow - it isn't
gravity-fed; but I actually love the thing.

How times have changed.  When I owned a nursery I would have chuckled
patronizingly at the thought of using one of these.  Now not only do I do
that, but I'm down in the basement cutting vinyl blinds into plant tags.


Ellen Hornig
212 Grafton St
Shrewsbury MA 01545

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