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Name: Randy
Central IL
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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colormyworld
Jun 29, 2010 6:58 PM CST
Has anyone tried dirt for molds yet? That's what I been using and it works great. You can dig holes for molds, or I prefer mounding the dirt just need to be moist to work with. Cover with thin plastic. mix and spread use a plant tag for a gauge mark 1 1.5or 2 inch with a marker on the stick to check thickness. just push the stick in random places to check for thickness. You can really make some nice dish garden pots.



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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 29, 2010 6:58 PM CST

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Randy can you show us some pictures of the finished product using that method. Sounds very interesting. Do you have any trouble with them cracking or breaking?
Name: Randy
Central IL
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colormyworld
Jun 29, 2010 6:58 PM CST
No cracking or breaking. I can take pictures tomorrow I have one on a mold that needs to come out. I can show the mold too!It's really easy comes right off the mold you can make different shapes also.
Name: Randy
Central IL
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colormyworld
Jun 29, 2010 6:58 PM CST
Here is a older one over 2 years old this one.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 29, 2010 6:58 PM CST

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Very pretty Randy. Looks like you've got a technique down to a science. I really like the different colors and textures of semps in it.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Jun 29, 2010 6:58 PM CST

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Time for a new thread. Here is the new one. http://cubits.org/sedumandsempervivum/thread/view/27470/

Photo S. hirta sobolifer 6/27/2010

Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jun 29, 2010 7:01 PM CST
Randy, I've never tried using dirt but I have used damp sand in the same way. That container is really nice! Would love to see more!
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Name: Randy
Central IL
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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colormyworld
Jun 29, 2010 7:01 PM CST
Here is another small pot these are only about 4 inches deep. Wish I new the name of this one.

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Jun 29, 2010 7:01 PM CST
I need the recipe and Pictures, please. I had to recycle my round one, Now it's sorta square.
Not going to look and need more plastic. Going to save grocery bags for liners. Hurray!
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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goldfinch4
Jun 29, 2010 7:01 PM CST
Grocery bags will work great. Just be sure that the printing isn't against your tufa since it can come off onto your piece.

Randy has said he'll share pictures, so they should be coming soon. Hurray!
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Jun 29, 2010 7:01 PM CST
Durn!! may have goofed up on one. Oh, well, I'll use it anyway. Gotta wait!!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jun 29, 2010 7:01 PM CST

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Hurray! YEAH!! Can't wait to see more photos Randy. Thumbs up
Name: Randy
Central IL
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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colormyworld
Jun 29, 2010 7:01 PM CST
Here is the mold, sand sounds really good but i need a bunch so i am using dirt.

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Name: Randy
Central IL
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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colormyworld
Jun 29, 2010 7:01 PM CST
Here is the dish its still green but I like to remove them to smooth the edges.

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Name: Randy
Central IL
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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colormyworld
Jun 29, 2010 7:01 PM CST
Fresh off the mold needs cleaned up i use a piece of concrete to knock the edges back.

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Jun 29, 2010 7:01 PM CST
You put the plastic in ,then pour the mix over it, then yo let it cure in the hole, Right???
NICE!!!!
Name: Randy
Central IL
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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colormyworld
Jun 29, 2010 7:01 PM CST
Now I use a wet sponge or cloth on edges and rub it till smooth. Now it is ready to cure or plant if you cant wait!! Like Me!!!

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Name: Randy
Central IL
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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colormyworld
Jun 29, 2010 7:01 PM CST
Yes push it on the mold about a inch and a half to 2 inch thick for large ones.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Jun 29, 2010 7:01 PM CST
That is huge, but I sure do like it.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Jun 29, 2010 7:01 PM CST
How long do you wait before you take it out???

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