covering pot holes

Diane Whitehead
Thu, 10 Jul 2003 14:34:49 PDT
I enjoyed your message - amusement for a muggy day.

If I'm using the usual sort of peat-based mix, I don't cover the 
holes unless they are enormous.  A sandier mix will come out of the 
holes - ALL of it will flow out if I haven't wet it before putting it 
in.  I use a single sheet of newspaper - just rip a piece big enough 
to overlap the hole a bit. This is really easy if the hole is in the 
centre of the pot, and more fiddly if they are over at the edge. By 
the time the roots have got down to the paper, it has most likely 
disintegrated, and by then, the roots are holding the compost in the 

		Diane Whitehead

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