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Recycled plastic containers

This is a discussion on Recycled plastic containers within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I am in the process of recycling all of my clear plastic containers...I put slits ...

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    I am in the process of recycling all of my clear plastic containers...I put slits and holes in them, then re-pot my orchids in them. Another experiment...Betty

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    Do you just use a knife to slit them, or something heated?

    Your collection looks great - the clear plastic with the s/h looks so clean and neat, like fine glassware.

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    Wow Betty good innovation I like it your idea, hopefully everything will go very smooth as your planned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panam View Post
    Do you just use a knife to slit them, or something heated?

    Your collection looks great - the clear plastic with the s/h looks so clean and neat, like fine glassware.
    Patty, I use a very hot torch to heat up a sharp knife, then run it down the side of the container in four places. Then I make four to six holes in the bottom of each pots. I also use the white pearl rocks that can be purchased at big box stores. The size media I use depends on how big the roots are. The larger the roots, the larger the media. Seems to be working O.K. Betty

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    Thanks, Betty! Again, they look great!

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    What are the more round pots from? I like the shape a lot! Way to be green!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoStems View Post
    What are the more round pots from? I like the shape a lot! Way to be green!!
    Ditto! I love this Idea, thanks for sharing! Pots can be a big expense, depending on the size of your obsession. With the money I save I could buy...... ummmmmmmm NEW ORCHIDS! YYYAAAAAA!

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    Very attractive! I will share this with a new orchid friend here, wwe were just thinking about this sort of recycling.

    With that potting media in these pots, how often do you water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoStems View Post
    What are the more round pots from? I like the shape a lot! Way to be green!!
    Maybe 2-liter pop bottles?? The other one look like Sport drink bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni1968 View Post
    Maybe 2-liter pop bottles?? The other one look like Sport drink bottles.
    I considered that, but they look too round to be the bottoms of bottles..

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