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darrellw

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At our study group last Sunday, one of the members brought one of these:

http://www.canby.com/benwalker/SuperiorContainers.htm

He was using just the sidewall material for an air/ground layer, but says he uses the fully system as well. Looks like a pretty slick system, and for a reasonable price. One nice feature is that you can just unwind the sidewall when it is time to remove the container from the tree.

-Darrell

For east coast members, here is another distributor:

http://www.florikan.com/main.php?mode=home

And here is the manufacturers site:

http://www.superoots.com/air_intro.htm
 
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Graydon

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Sweet container Darrell. Thanks for the link, I'm going to look in to those.
 
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Looks like the same thing as Vance Wood's pots or pond baskets, nothing really new in the purpose, just in the shape. I have doubts about that wide open bottom.




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Looks like the same thing as Vance Wood's pots or pond baskets, nothing really new in the purpose, just in the shape. I have doubts about that wide open bottom.
Will
Yes, not really anything new, but it does open up new sizes (any pond basket over about 5 gallons I've found it really too weak to fill with soil and then move). And while Vance's planters are very attractive, this one would be more cost effective for a large operation.

The one I saw in person didn't have such an open bottom, it was a disk with a series of slits. That open bottom would certainly need some screen/mesh/hardware cloth for our use. But that may only be for the huge sizes, I don't know.

The guy also metioned that he buys an extra bottom, and cuts the side in half, getting two containers for a little extra cost. For example, the 5 gallon size is 12" diameter, 12" high, so he ends up with two, 2.5 gallon pots of 12" diameter, 6" high.

-Darrell
 

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These pots are very cool looking...

I would like to play with one and see how durable it is. I think I just may order one next week.
 

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A scrap of screen to cover the bottom section and I think these would make an awsome cascade training pot.
 
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