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Bugs



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 05 12:02 pm    Post subject: Biodegradable pots  Reply with quote    

See, advertisers, we are a worthwhile site to be on!

On the cloches thread I followed one of the Google ads and their prices seem reasonable, especially for the large size pots/buckets (I haven't done a comparison, just get that impression). However, what caught my eye was the biodegradable pots that they sold:

http://www.thegardensuperstore.co.uk/sf/en-us/dept_27.html

Seems a reasonable enough price. I'm not going to be going out and buying any just yet as I have plenty to keep me going (can't understand the concept of throwing out a flowerpot). And I prefer square pots because I always grow too many seedlings . But by the time I come round to replacements I hope there'll be a much wider (preferably only biodegradable available) and in the meantime if you need new pots these might be worth a thought.

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 05 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good find Bugs, I was anti-ad initialy but some of them can be really useful.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 05 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Actually I should say, they apparently last 5 years of careful use, but biodegrade in 18 months. How they manage to combine the two I don't know but it sounds good.

wellington womble



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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 05 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Does anyone know anything about coir pots. I used to use jiffy 7s & Peat pots for all my sowings, but I don't use peat anymore. I use a paper potter for all my small seedlings, but for beans and courgettes and things the seeds are too big and they need potting on in no time. The garden centre don't know whether the jiffy peat pots are coir or peat (and I bet they're peat). Is there a brand that's coir that I can look out for, or shall I start saving creme fraiche pots?

(I can reccommend paper potters, by the way. I use loads of paper pots, as I never sow anything direct if I can help it, they just die on me! The only problem is we don't have enough newspaper. I have to fight himself for it, as he wants it for firelighters!)

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