Closing bottoms

J.E. Shields
Fri, 11 Jul 2003 15:59:47 PDT
I use sphagnum moss to cover the drainage holes in the bottom of pots.  I 
sometimes use nylon window screen for seed trays, where it works fine for 
things that don't grow permanent entangling roots into it (like Clivia 
do).  It works great for starting Gladiolus seeds, for instance.

The  use of newspaper in the bottoms sounds interesting!  I will have to 
try that on the next tray of Clivia seeds I start.  The roots of Clivia 
seedlings rarely fill the seedling pots enough to hold the potting mix 
inside the pot.  Mature clivias are an entirely different story.

Jim Shields

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