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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 19, 2013 10:40 AM CST
Forsythe Pots are really great for rooting cuttings in Vermiculite because the Vermiculite stays evenly moist. They are very simple to make. Just get one large pot, I use plastic for the large one and a small terracotta pot with the hole plugged up so it will hold water. You just dump moist vermiculite in the pot and bury the terracotta pot in the center. You'll need to plug the hole so water will stay in the terracotta pot. Just keep water in the terracotta pot and it keeps the vermiculite evenly moist. I used two small pots that didn't have holes in them. Just make sure your terracotta pot isn't finished with lacquer or some other waterproofing stuff - it needs to 'sweat'. Add water to the terracotta pot as needed.

Also check daily for mosquito larvae and if you see them just dump out the water/larvae and add new.




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woofie
Jun 19, 2013 12:50 PM CST
There's also a very nice step-by-step set of instructions, with a bit of information on specific plants, here:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/compo...
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virginiarose
Aug 24, 2013 7:02 AM CST
Very interesting, I like that. Thumbs up
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gardengus
Aug 24, 2013 7:01 PM CST
Anne
I think this would make a great mini article for the front page of ATP so others could see it.

I just now ran across this from your link in another forum

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Aug 24, 2013 7:04 PM CST
Actually I'm going to be making another one .. when I do I'll take pictures and write an article.
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Aug 24, 2013 7:15 PM CST
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Aug 25, 2013 2:39 AM CST
Thumbs up Green Grin!
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