Long toms

Tim Eck teck11@embarqmail.com
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 07:45:06 PDT
Used tree tubes and rolled 'blueprint' Mylar sheets work well too.  The
rolled sheets (with tape) make repotting a snap.  Some people just fill a
rectangular recycling bin (with drainage holes) with rolled mylars and don't
bother with bottoms.

Tim Eck

"Time is nature's way of preventing everything from happening at once."

> -----Original Message-----
> From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net] On Behalf Of
> David Pilling
> Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 8:43 AM
> To: pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Long toms
> Hi,
> My idea for a pot for growing seedling bulbs would be
> 2 inches square, 6 inches high
> Such dimensions are likely to fall over, so it would have an
> interlocking design to allow pots to support one another.
> It would have legs, so that the bottom of the pot is well clear of the
> bottom of the seed tray - preventing water accumulating.
> I'd probably copy that design (can't recall the name) which just has a
> cross to support the compost - again promoting free drainage (or maybe
> have a lattice bottom).
> I do have long toms, for growing clematis in, I can see the attraction
> for full size bulbs, but their volume is too big for seedlings.
> In the past I cut lengths of 2 inch diameter water pipe to make long pots.
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> David Pilling
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