which would be better
Airpots are the version with bumps around sides? If so they work pretty well, but difficult to use and messy.
From what ive seen the airpots are more sturdy and have a longer lifespan when compared to fabric pots. I personally use fabric pots as they are easier for me
yes those are the 1s, so you think fabric would be just as good tho?
I will add rain science bags to the mix. Forum members have good things to say about them. Giving one a try for the first time. I’ll find out for myself.
I use fabric pots and autopot spring pots. Airpots look interesting
Fabric pot or similar seems a little easier to use. Better is probably depending on individual views.
I have both the fabrick i think is the better choice for me as long as i paint the top 4 inches with flex seal. The air pots are good but same as fabric they let the water run right thew the side of the pot at the top and that just goes to the catch pan. Makes either one hard to water. Not so much hard as slow to water . Because you have to go slow wth either one unless you fix the top 4 inches so no water can escape and it forced to go down to the roots before going out the side. Hence the flex seal for the first 4 inches.
I vote fabric pots.
I don’t seem to have much of a problem with mess after they have been soaked down good for a week or so. If they dry out they can be messy for sure so if u use soil with oxy pots I’d suggest maybe running a layer of screen material around the inner of the pot to help hold in the small stuff. If coco tho should not be an issue once all wet down cuz coco stays wet but I do see the messy part of they dry lol.
If ur losing the water thru the holes like that u are watering way too fast use a small pump with a hose and let it seeo slowly at first. Soak the top layer quick and give it a minute to soak in the coco then hit it again. Do it slower so it saturated all the coco. The way it sounds it’s tunneling it’s way thru the medium and not getting everything wet so u will have alot of dry spots thru the roots and that will cause a huge root issue if it persists I love my oxy pots the plants seem to grow a whole lot different from the fabric pots and I don’t see all the nasty white buildup on the bags. These r reusable as they wash right off is why I wanted to try them. Fab bags are a one use deal even if cleaned good. A second use and shit stick to them quick. The more build up on the bag the less airflow the roots r getting as it’s all backed up from salts being built up
You mean there is a alternative to pouring slow? Interesting solution. What product? Does it last?
I wanted to use some kind of plastic to dip my LST staples in.
Great idea . . . I have a can of plasti-dip that I had no idea what to do with . . . until now. Thanks @beardless
@goldiemouth270 look like you put 12 gauge out with bird shots , its got holes boss lol , @peachfuzz gave a good source a soddering iron you get at the hardware store for like $10 makes it much easier are a hot philips screwdriver just melts through nice and clean holes , you made holes a lot of them so cool !
Probably is quicker and easier than a soldering iron or hot screwdriver
Ive done several times before i bought one lol @Borderryan22 i be cracking you up brother ; good vibes !
Milwaukee cordless drill with drill bit of choice. When I used plastic pots good way to drill in LST holes.
With fabric pots I use a paper punch, binder clips or paper clips. Rain science you can pay extra and get grommeted holes.
I have used that for plier handles etc. Tossed it after it hardened in the can. Have to get some more. It has been a long while.
It is called flex seal. Yes it does work. I am not the guy to take my time. I want to poor it full let it soak in while im doing next one bang bang bang. When you get to the fifth one start over. About a 3rd of a gallon at a time 3 rounds they have a gallon i can water 5 five gallon cloth pots in under 5 minutes With 1 gallon each.
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@Mark0427 I don’t have a lot of time I line the inside of air pots with plastic so that goes faster now too. The way i water gets everything soaked but it is soil and perlite packed as tight as i can get it not coco. It also still allows both kinds to still work the way they were intended by wicking the roots because there are not many roots in the top 4 inches of the pot anyway.
Take cloth pots to car wash hit them with the pressure washer they will be clean for next time. I’m on third grow with them and mine look pretty new.
@beardless Put dog kennel pan under plants in tent and you only have to vacuum run off up from 1 big container instead of 5 small ones. @Mark0427
Take that to car wash to and no white salt stains in bottom of tent. My dog pan is large enough i only need 1 to cover my whole tent. Take a piece of osb or plywood screw furing strips around edges paint with flex seal to water proof boom catch pan that fits tent perfectly. I haven’t built this yet but will have before next grow soon as warm enough outside to work. Right now i have a store bought one.
These are great to clip on side or cloth pots for lst.
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