Improved Forsythe Pot Idea: A good improvement

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Improved Forsythe Pot Idea

By greene
September 6, 2013

A Forsythe Pot is a pot filled with potting medium, used for the propagation of cuttings. The Forsythe Pot needs to have water added and be checked for mosquito growth. I wanted something that could be ignored a little longer between waterings, eliminate the mosquito problem and, in my opinion, look just a bit nicer.

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Oct 8, 2013 5:17 AM CST
Thanks, for your ideas on a Forsyth pot which can be neglected if needed.
I go away or get busy with other things sometimes, ---and the cuttings suffer!
Your idea will help.
Name: Greene
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greene
Oct 8, 2013 6:32 PM CST
@CarolineScott I am happy that you like the small improvement. You have my permission to neglect your cuttings!
I just keep a Forsythe pot ready at all times. When I accidentally break off a branch, or when a friend stops by with a gift of a precious cutting - in the pot it goes.

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Oct 8, 2013 8:37 PM CST
Good idea to keep one ready!
That is a good tip too! Thanks.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Dec 13, 2013 11:46 AM CST
I have a problem with intense summer heat and no real shade in my back yard ... the deer protected area ... I am wondering how I could make this work. Any ideas ?

Smiles,
Lyn
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Dec 13, 2013 12:02 PM CST
@RoseBlush1,
Hope this helps to answer your question. I am not sure how a 'deer protected area' relates to propagating plants in a Forsythe Pot, but I am sure that you will not know if this method will work for you unless you give it a try. You have almost nothing to lose and much to gain by trying.

Several of these pots going at the same time in my small yard space, always out of direct sunlight. One side of my house is shaded by trees and an overhang; on the other side I keep an old beach umbrella to create a bit of shade. One Forsythe Pot is under the shelf of my 'potting bench' (fancy term for old kitchen sink propped up by two discard fish tank stands.) You could maybe construct a shelter using some Shade Cloth.

I just had a quick look to see what kind of plants you are growing; maybe you could place the Forsythe Pot on the ground in the shade/shelter of one of your larger rose bushes.
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Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Dec 13, 2013 12:24 PM CST
@greene ...

Thank you for your response. The deer protection issue is simply because the town deer up here will test any new growth on any plant to see if they might like it. If they do, poof there goes your plant !

I think the shade cloth/umbrella is probably the best solution. My summer temps are usually in the high 90s to low 100s all summer long, but cool down by 40 to 50 degrees at night, so, of course, the temps are not that high all day. However, it can easily be 100 degrees by 9am.

I am finding this is making it difficult for this novice gardener to grow young plants ... Hilarious! ...

Smiles,
Lyn
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Dec 13, 2013 12:28 PM CST
Ah, now I understand! Thank you.

Are you able to construct a simple wire fence enclosure just large enough for the Forsythe Pot with a bit of Shade Cloth at the top. Whoa, I just described a small dog run, didn't I? Rolling on the floor laughing

I have seen those small wire enclosures in our local State Park for protect certain smaller trees from the hungry deer.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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