I'm never buying pots again

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I'm never buying pots again

by xr280xr » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:00 pm

I found these hydroponics pots and I'm 95% sure they're going to be perfect! I hope so because I bought 100 of them...I'm a sucker for good value :oops:. I figure that's about a lifetime supply if they work out. They're a little bit bigger than I would've preferred, but that was the smallest I could find to give me enough depth for large VFTs. They're approximately 5" x 5" x 7" and have a 1 quart capacity. Also nice that they're white so I can use them indoors or outdoors (not sure how they'll hold up to UV, though).

I'm excited to finally be able to have all my plants in identical square pots. They'll save so much space and be so much easier to water. Now I just need to find some flood tables they nicely fit into.

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Re: I'm never buying pots again

by Grey » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:18 pm

Ohhh now those are very cool! I hope they do what you need 'em to - square pots are amaaaazing!

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Re: I'm never buying pots again

by Matt » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:12 pm

Those look like they'll be ideal size for growing large flytraps! Only concern is with all of the holes, a peat-based mix will slowly erode out of the pots. But if you use long fiber sphagnum, or just line the pot with something, it shouldn't be an issue at all!
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Re: I'm never buying pots again

by ps3isawesome » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:13 pm

Like Matt said, I have this pots and lining them is really annoying. I don't plan on using them anymore.

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Re: I'm never buying pots again

by xr280xr » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:33 pm

Hmm, good point. I'm planning on using LFS right now, so I think the holes will be beneficial. Seems like a piece of packaging tape covering the side holes (on the interior) would do the trick otherwise. I think if it was a peat mix with perlite, some of the finer peat would sluice through the sides, but the perlite would probably block up the holes pretty well. More might wash out all the bottom holes if top watering, but I'd expect that to be less of an issue when tray watering, wouldn't you?
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Re: I'm never buying pots again

by kvp » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:43 am

How have these pots held up?


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