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Thread: Big Pots - How do you keep your mix from falling out the drain holes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCarnivourKid View Post
    Coffee filter cut to fit.
    Interesting! Doesnt it decompose though?
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    I've used napkins and paper towels before... However, when I tried to remove them several months later it was a little difficult.

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    I would recommend Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss, it has a little bit of bark in it and with this type of growing medium, I've never had a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi914 View Post
    Interesting! Doesn't it decompose though?
    Yes, they decompose over time, but they potting mix has usually settled/compacted enough by then or is so full of roots that it stays in the pot. The biggest problem I have had with using filter paper is it gets plugged if there is a lot of fine particles in the peat. This is fixed by poking holes in the paper through the pots drain holes, but if you make the hole too big, the media gets out through it. Sometimes, ya just can't win.
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    Hmm. I went to Ace today for screen, and they were asking some outrageous price - they wanted to sell it by the foot, and the guy told me that the roll would cost more than $100. So I guess I'm going to go to Lowes'/hit up my buddy who does construction.
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    Lowe's and Home Depot sells the fiberglass screen in small rolls as repair kits for sliding screen doors and windows. I bought a roll to rescreen a door that must have been about 48" x 80". I don't remember how much it was - well under $10 probably.

    24" by 100' rolls at Home Depot start at $28.

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