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Jun 3, 2022 3:43 PM CST
Warren County, Kentucky, USA (Zone 6b)
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Yaaaaaaaaay! Hurray!
I wondered if using net pots (normally for hydroponics, but bought for my orchids, originally) would help roots to stay damp enough to grow but dry enough to minimize rot and just look at what 'Othello' has done!

This is even in medium that is not optimal as it has peat in it, but the net pots must allow it to dry enough it's not as much of an issue.

Hopefully.

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PS: has anyone else used net pots? If so, did the sempervivum continue to do well in them?
Thanks!
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Jun 3, 2022 7:27 PM CST
Warren County, Kentucky, USA (Zone 6b)
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Hilarious! I'm off on another adventure and will try to remember to report back.
If anyone else has input, it would be much appreciated!!!
Thank You!
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Jun 3, 2022 8:14 PM CST
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Interesting.
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Jun 3, 2022 9:11 PM CST
Name: Ed
Georgetown, Tx (Zone 8b)
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It was about 4yrs ago but I had some semps in a landry baseket that looked like that with the slits and they did well
Plants are like that little ray of sunshine on a rainy day.
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Jun 4, 2022 5:02 PM CST
Name: Alice
Fort Worth (Zone 8a)
Beekeeper Ponds Sempervivums
I think we are too dry here for me to try this.
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Jun 4, 2022 5:05 PM CST
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Alice, I thought you get summer rains?
Our problem is that we don't get any summer rain starting in July and through through Semptember. I have to water the beds at least once a week.
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Jun 4, 2022 5:16 PM CST
Warren County, Kentucky, USA (Zone 6b)
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@herrwood , how large were your laundry baskets? Did they dry out too quickly or did you just not like the look?

My net pots are not large, but I'm trying to apply what I'm learning to wider applications.
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Jun 7, 2022 8:28 AM CST
Name: Ed
Georgetown, Tx (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Houseplants Sempervivums Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 1
I was about 4 years ago when I lived in NJ it worked well.
I guess about 18 "

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Jun 7, 2022 8:50 AM CST
Warren County, Kentucky, USA (Zone 6b)
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Wow! That's really excellent!!
Thanks so much for the picture!
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Jun 7, 2022 8:56 AM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Amazing, Ed! On such a large scale too..
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Jun 9, 2022 6:49 PM CST
Warren County, Kentucky, USA (Zone 6b)
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When growing in net pots, one must remember to be prepared for unexpected consequences...


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Tarantula tried to do push ups, but was already too well rooted. This stolon went on an adventure, instead, and has popped out the side.
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Jun 9, 2022 7:47 PM CST
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FPF, thank you for my laugh of the day. Group hug
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