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Re: CULT - Pot culture

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: CULT - Pot culture
  • From: "Walter A. Moores" <wam2@Ra.MsState.Edu>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 09:15:22 -0600 (MDT)

On Fri, 26 Sep 1997, Dana Brown wrote:

> > Sorry to dissent on the 'popcorn' or 'peanut' medium placed in
> > the bottom of pots.  The first time I saw same, I was shocked.  The roots
> > hadn't grown into the stuff, and when I unpotted whatever was in the pot,
> > the stuff spilled and blew around everywhere, tackying up my yard and the
> > neighbor's.  No thanks!  I hope I never find this stuff in the bottom of a
> > pot ever again!!
> 	I just dug several LA's that had been potted in half a 55 gallon barrel
> with peanuts in the bottom third.  Worked great, grew well and monster
> roots on the cultivars.  Will continue to use this practise as it
> drastically reduces the weight of the pots.
> -- 
> Dana Brown, Lubbock, Texas  Zone 7 Usda, Zone 10 Sunset
> Where we are 3,241 ft above sea level, with an average rainfall of
> 17.76".  Our average wind speed is 12.5 mph and we have an average
> of 164 days of clear weather, 96 of which dip below freezing.
	Is this stuff biodegradable?  Obviously, if not and I don't think
it is, everytime you dig, this stuff will come to the surface, dry, and
blow around.
	Walter Moores
	Enid Lake, MS 7/8

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