Dry Wall tape as bonsai pot screen.

jkgarner

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Yesterday, I potted a couple trees in some older pots, and was looking for screens for drain holes. Not having any, I turned to the dry-wall tape that I had. It is a roll of mesh that is slightly sticky on one side, that is about 2 inches inches wide. I cut off about 4 inches, folded it in half sticky-side to sticky side, lining up the mesh, and pressed it tight. Viola, a small 2 inch square mesh for the pot. Being new to this, I don't know if anyone else has done this.
 

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Yesterday, I potted a couple trees in some older pots, and was looking for screens for drain holes. Not having any, I turned to the dry-wall tape that I had. It is a roll of mesh that is slightly sticky on one side, that is about 2 inches inches wide. I cut off about 4 inches, folded it in half sticky-side to sticky side, lining up the mesh, and pressed it tight. Viola, a small 2 inch square mesh for the pot. Being new to this, I don't know if anyone else has done this.
I have heard of quite a few people here using dry wall tape as screen.
 

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Corin at Greenwood Bonsai in Nottingham uses it often in his YouTube videos.
 

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I use it in most of my large wood grow boxes.

Edit - But I guess I didn't really need to post this as it has been discussed innumerable times.
 

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I like to use it on seedling trays and grow out pots with many holes. Quick, easy, relatively cheap and it works.
 

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I typically use plastic canvas from the craft store. Works great!
 

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I typically use plastic canvas from the craft store. Works great!
Totally - when we moved back into my wife’s family home I had three dumpsters of stuff to pitch. Fortunately I found a lifetime of plastic canvas that was saved from the pile, I shouldn’t ever have to buy more. That said it’s fairly cheap at Joann’s or similar
 

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For bigger and older trees, and particularly conifers that don't get re-potted frequently, make sure that what ever you use has holes large enough to prevent clogging. If I used dry wall tape with some of my JBP, the drain holes would absolutely get clogged up with mycorrhyzia within a 2-3 year period, necessitating a possibly premature re-pot..
 

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