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  • Michael Campbell
    Why don t you try the clear hanging basket drip pans sold at walmart and add drain hole. ... From: Mike Creel Reply-To:
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 29, 2004
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      Why don't you try the clear hanging basket drip pans sold at walmart and add drain hole.
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      From: Mike Creel <mikeacreel@...>
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      Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 12:35:27 -0800 (PST)

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      >I agree that the clear orchid pots, particularly in<BR>
      >the larger sizes, would work great for my rhododendron<BR>
      >propagation experiments, and perhaps in the smaller<BR>
      >sizes for seedlings. The added drainage in the orchid<BR>
      >pots is also highly desireable for my type of<BR>
      >propagation. I would really love to find a clear<BR>
      >hanging basket, but I may have to make one. I need a<BR>
      >heavy gauge plastic bowl that can be drilled for<BR>
      >drainage and which does not break down in sunlight or<BR>
      >outdoor exposure. Some type of clear plastic kitchen<BR>
      >bowl may work as a hanging basket.<BR>
      ><BR>
      >Rooting cuttings under a clear dome in a hanging<BR>
      >basket (drilled for added drainage) in a shaded site<BR>
      >seems to work better - during the warm growing season<BR>
      >- than a pot near the ground under a shade cloth. <BR>
      >Just last week I repotted my first pot of cuttings<BR>
      >stuck in my hanging basket propagator. Cuttings of a<BR>
      >prostrate white Rh. minus stuck in mid August appeared<BR>
      >to root sufficiently for removal of the dome vent cap<BR>
      >in just 2 months. A good 90 percent of the cuttings<BR>
      >were well rooted when I repotted them.<BR>
      >Mike Creel, Lexington, SC<BR>
      >--- Ken Cox <kenc@...> wrote:<BR>
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      >> There are clear pots made for orchid growers, mostly<BR>
      >> fairly small, but if <BR>
      >> you go onto the orchid websites you'll find them<BR>
      >> easiily enough.<BR>
      >> <BR>
      >> Ken Cox<BR>
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    • Mike Creel
      I am not familiar with those drip pans for hanging baskets but I will investigate. I did recently purchase three very thin clear plastic pot-shaped drip pans
      Message 2 of 5 , Nov 29, 2004
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        I am not familiar with those drip pans for hanging
        baskets but I will investigate. I did recently
        purchase three very thin clear plastic pot-shaped drip
        pans for house plants from Lowes, but they are so
        flimsy I cannot drill clean holes for drainage in
        them.
        Mike Creel, Lexington, SC
        --- Michael Campbell <campbell@...> wrote:

        > Why don't you try the clear hanging basket drip pans
        > sold at walmart and add drain hole.
        > ---------- Original Message
        > ----------------------------------
        > From: Mike Creel <mikeacreel@...>
        > Reply-To: azaleas@yahoogroups.com
        > Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 12:35:27 -0800 (PST)
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        > >I agree that the clear orchid pots, particularly
        > in<BR>
        > >the larger sizes, would work great for my
        > rhododendron<BR>
        > >propagation experiments, and perhaps in the
        > smaller<BR>
        > >sizes for seedlings. The added drainage in the
        > orchid<BR>
        > >pots is also highly desireable for my type of<BR>
        > >propagation. I would really love to find a
        > clear<BR>
        > >hanging basket, but I may have to make one. I need
        > a<BR>
        > >heavy gauge plastic bowl that can be drilled
        > for<BR>
        > >drainage and which does not break down in sunlight
        > or<BR>
        > >outdoor exposure. Some type of clear plastic
        > kitchen<BR>
        > >bowl may work as a hanging basket.<BR>
        > ><BR>
        > >Rooting cuttings under a clear dome in a
        > hanging<BR>
        > >basket (drilled for added drainage) in a shaded
        > site<BR>
        > >seems to work better - during the warm growing
        > season<BR>
        > >- than a pot near the ground under a shade cloth.
        > <BR>
        > >Just last week I repotted my first pot of
        > cuttings<BR>
        > >stuck in my hanging basket propagator. Cuttings of
        > a<BR>
        > >prostrate white Rh. minus stuck in mid August
        > appeared<BR>
        > >to root sufficiently for removal of the dome vent
        > cap<BR>
        > >in just 2 months. A good 90 percent of the
        > cuttings<BR>
        > >were well rooted when I repotted them.<BR>
        > >Mike Creel, Lexington, SC<BR>
        > >--- Ken Cox <kenc@...> wrote:<BR>
        > ><BR>
        > >> There are clear pots made for orchid growers,
        > mostly<BR>
        > >> fairly small, but if <BR>
        > >> you go onto the orchid websites you'll find
        > them<BR>
        > >> easiily enough.<BR>
        > >> <BR>
        > >> Ken Cox<BR>
        > >> ----- <BR>
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      • Tom Schuetz
        Mike, I believe that a hot soldering gun will quickly put drainage holes in any thermoplastic. Tom Schuetz schuetz101@comcast.net Mechanicsburg, PA USDA Zone
        Message 3 of 5 , Nov 29, 2004
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          Mike, I believe that a hot soldering gun will quickly put drainage holes in
          any thermoplastic.
          Tom Schuetz
          schuetz101@...
          Mechanicsburg, PA USDA Zone 6a
        • Bob Stelloh
          At 6:30 PM -0800 on 11/29/04, Mike Creel wrote ... Try holding the plastic against a backing post of wood, and drilling against that. Like you do for making
          Message 4 of 5 , Nov 29, 2004
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            At 6:30 PM -0800 on 11/29/04, Mike Creel wrote
            >I did recently
            >purchase three very thin clear plastic pot-shaped drip
            >pans for house plants from Lowes, but they are so
            >flimsy I cannot drill clean holes for drainage in
            >them.

            Try holding the plastic against a backing post of wood, and drilling
            against that. Like you do for making the hole in the bottom of a
            drink bottle against a 4x4 post.

            Regards,
            Bob
          • Mike Creel
            I will try filling it with sand or dense media and try drilling. I am thinking that a thick walled clear plastic kitchen storage bowl will work. Mike Creel,
            Message 5 of 5 , Nov 30, 2004
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              I will try filling it with sand or dense media and try
              drilling. I am thinking that a thick walled clear
              plastic kitchen storage bowl will work.
              Mike Creel, Lexington
              --- Bob Stelloh <bstelloh@...> wrote:

              > At 6:30 PM -0800 on 11/29/04, Mike Creel wrote
              > >I did recently
              > >purchase three very thin clear plastic pot-shaped
              > drip
              > >pans for house plants from Lowes, but they are so
              > >flimsy I cannot drill clean holes for drainage in
              > >them.
              >
              > Try holding the plastic against a backing post of
              > wood, and drilling
              > against that. Like you do for making the hole in the
              > bottom of a
              > drink bottle against a 4x4 post.
              >
              > Regards,
              > Bob
              >




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