I grow cuttings in a real managerie of pots and clear
domes, but I have finally come up with a combination
of something that works perfectly and looks almost
professional. I have some pots that are named Classic
400 on the bottom and made by Nursery Suppliers,
larger than a typical gallon pot.
I drill an 1/8 inch hole into the top rim on both
sides for installation of a wire to hold-down the
propagation dome firmly against the media, which just
half fills the pot. The inexpensive, durable one
dollar clear containars I found before Christmas at
the Dollar tree store makes an propagation dome for
the Classic 400 pot.
The Aero Plastics food storage cannister, clear
1.6-liter, 7-cup, is labelled as safe for microwave,
freezer and top rack of dishwasher. To convert the
cannister into a propagation domes I drill a 7/8 vent
hole in the top of the inverted container and plug the
hole with a rubber chair foot, black or white, that
fits over a 5/8 in chair base.
This dome-pot combination works perfectly and can be
use and re-used for many years. I have made no better
propagation unit. Pretty much any kind of flexible
recycled wire that doesn't break easily with bending,
will work to hold the dome in place. I will take a
photo of the dome-pot unit and post it later.
Cordially, The Azalea Nut
Mike Creel, Lexington, SC
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