Re: Dish gardens

From: Fred C. Heller (
Date: Wed Sep 08 1999 - 11:18:54 PDT

Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 20:18:54 +0200 (MET DST)
From: "Fred C. Heller" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3186$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Dish gardens

At 11:06 08/09/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>On Wed, 8 Sep 1999 08:24:15 -0700, Elliot Smith
><> wrote:
>>I wouldn't recommend terracotta pots for CPs: the fact they have
>to >stand in water means that you get all sorts of slimes and algae
>growing >on the outside of the pots (I've seen this on garden centre
>CP pots). I >grow all my plants in plastic pots, which stay cleaner
>and probably >harbour less diseases.
>I use terracotta pots for Darlingtonia and find them to be very
>good. The porous pot allows some evaporation through the pot and
>possibly assists in keeping the root system cool.
>This is the only species I do use terracotta for though - for the
>same reasons as you mention above.
>Andrew -- Andrew Bate | Various CP's for sale -
> Worcester, UK | UK CP Resources -
Same goes here as the roots have to stay cool! otherwise I find it quite
repulsing ;)

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