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The best way to minimize transplant shock!
The most biodegradable way to start seeds indoors. When it's time to transplant, simply set the fiber pot and its contents directly into the soil. Eliminates transplant shock. Roots easily grow through the fiber pots once set in the garden. Made of wood fiber and peat, and 100% biodegradable.
Biodegradable 3" Round Fiber Pots is rated
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Rated 2 out of
Moldy pots!The pots are a good size (I got the large square ones) and pretty cheap. I filled them with potting soil that was moist out of the bag and then I planted the seeds. The next day, they were placed in a window with afternoon sun and watered (a Thurs). On Monday, the pots were moldy (white, fur-like)! The mold was on the side of the pots and on the tops. So far, it hasn't grown on the soil.
To be fair, I did cover them loosely with plastic wrap, but it was well ventilated and I promptly removed the wrap when I noticed the mold. We did not have sunny conditions, so the pots did not have a chance to dry out (although, they were only watered once). I'm hoping when the pots dry out that the mold will die.
Date published: 2009-03-30
Rated 3 out of
Only good for fast growing plantsI'm growing some plants indoors that are slow growing. However, I have 3 concerns about these pots. First of all, I noticed that mold or some type of white bacteria has been growing on the pots. Second, when I try to move the pots around, the side of the pot is very slimy. Third, I have noticed some white larvae of some kind is all over my pots and I'm not sure where they came from. But I do notice some good things about these pots. They hold up well after a couple of weeks. They are cheap. I would only recommend using these pots for fast growing plants like beans, but you can directly sow them into the garden anyways.
Date published: 2009-03-18
Rated 4 out of
squirrel's favoriteI loved the convenience of the peat pots, BUT---the squirrels loved them too. I'm container gardening, and my deck looked like a war zoon. The squirrels dig up the pots, throw dirt everywhere and destroy plants. They go after flowers and vegetables, and now dig up everything in hopes of finding a peat pot.
Why are these a squirrel magnet? What can I doi to get rid of the squirrels?
Does amypne have help?
Date published: 2008-06-12
Rated 4 out of
Just looking for a regular peat potAnd was impressed by how well these little guys held up. Great product and value.
Date published: 2008-05-14
Rated 5 out of
excellent productLarge enough to make transplanting easy, great for garden veggies