New grow pot needs drainage

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New grow pot needs drainage

by Dubstep13 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:19 am

So wooden bucket type pot needs drainage holes.... i live in appartment so ill have FTS ship me some soil from the store. And get a few flytraps.



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Re: New grow pot needs drainage

by vermaruby38 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:52 am

That's gorgeous.

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Re: New grow pot needs drainage

by Dubstep13 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:52 pm

Wood pots are ok right? What about adequate drainage??
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Re: New grow pot needs drainage

by optique » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:32 am

I am not sure if wood would build up minerals over time or not but you can always use a sealant just in case and also protect the wood from decay at the same time.

As far as the drainage make your own holes with a drill.

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Re: New grow pot needs drainage

by steve booth » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:43 am

Unless it is a barrel bucket specifically made for the transportation or storage of drinkable fluids (wines, spirits, and potable water) the wood will probably have been treated with chemicals to prevent rot, most of which are toxic to CPs. Your best bet to be on the safe side, is to put a polythene liner inside the bucket with a hole or two in the liner where you want the water level to be and a hole in the bottom of the barrel to drain excess away.
If it isn't treated in any way it will probably rot fairly quickly (three years or so) due to the wet acidic nature of the medium.
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Re: New grow pot needs drainage

by sourlemon » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:58 am

I need this kind of bucket, too, and I think it's a very good choice.


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