Julio Budreaux wrote:
Timothy Markus wrote:Thanks for setting me straight.
The BangQiao air-pruning containers I mentioned in my post above have replaced the RootMaker II blow-molded propagation cells/tray as my favored seed-starting containers. I thought you'd enjoy learning that since we had the discussion earlier in the thread. If you're interested, I'd recommend checking them out! They're very reasonably priced, as well.
Hi Julio! I know this post is old, it came upon it as I’m looking for a better propagation system and was interested in fabric pots for final growing this summer. Just the usual small garden items for a family. I live in Colorado at 7500’ and don’t have a greenhouse. My biggest problem is not being able to get an early start, we often get big snow storms in May. I’m clear after Memorial Day but the next major hurdle I’ve discovered is the ground seems to be too cold for significant growth. Though we have crazy hot days with punishing sunshine in June, I don’t see significant growth until July.
I’ve always planted in the ground but last spring I used a 10 gallon fabric pot for a plant that seemed to grow much better. I even measured the temp on the top of the fabric pot and it was higher than the garden in the ground— I believe because the surrounding earth pulls the heat away from my normal garden.
So I’m thinking of planting everything I want (tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs...) in fabric pots that I can put outside as early as May (and bring them in when it snows or has a cold snap), and with the additional warmth from the earth not sucking the heat away I hope to finally have a productive garden this summer.
The fabric pots I’ve used are these: VIVOSUN 5-Pack 25 Gallon Plant Grow Bags, Premium Series 300G Thichkened Non-Woven Aeration Fabric Pots w/Handles - Reinforced Weight Capacity & Extremely Durable (Black) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00VWU30EK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_VVW0K1HFDRK160682ASA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Have you tried this type before? Do they perform well for air pruning purposes which benefits contain plants?
Also, for propagation trays, why specifically did you NOT like the RM injected cells? Why were the smaller RM trays better for you? Thank you