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Old 06-29-2013, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Stop your pots from tipping over !!

To keep your pots and containers from tipping over.
I push rebar through the soil in the pot and out the hole on the side of the pot.
1/2 inch rebar is cut into 24 inch lengths pushed into the ground.
Bigger pots use longer rebar,usually one piece will do....your call.
There is nothing worse than a bent pstem from a pot that has tipped over and has gone unnoticed for a couple of days.



This is what a plant will do if gone unnoticed ....note the bend...the plant will always
grow towards the light. It took three days to do this and 21 days to make it straighten out.

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Old 06-29-2013, 06:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Pots blowing over?

I've had corm bent @ 90 degrees just getting sent to me in a box previously.. :^)
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Default Re: Pots blowing over?

Best drive the rebar all the way down.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Pots blowing over?

I use bamboo for pins; easily lasts a season when the potted guys find their way back into a greenhouse (of sorts).
For those plants that do need "straightening", they get re-potted with the corm rotated slightly so the p-stem is back 'straight'.
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I must of misread the o.p.
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Default Re: Pots blowing over?

Wow, fortunate it came back straight again,

Now how to get a Trachicarpus to bend at an angle, or some other tropical plant..
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Default Re: Pots blowing over?

i got some Tc plants in the mail, they were bent at 90 degrees. i did the same i did with my plumeria, a stick next to it,twine, and forcefully straightening it. Worked like a charm.
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Default Re: Pots blowing over?

I add sand to the potting mix.
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