I have purchased some compostable pots for my seedlings. They are by the burpee seed company for veggies. My question is should I use them to put my little ladies in or find something else to put them in? My seeds should be arriving in a couple days. Just want to make sure they have everything they need. Any input would be awesome!!!
good luck on your grow @jscherencel. am new and don’t know about the pots, but i’m sure someone will be on to help you with this soon.
You can i wouldnt keep them in it tho i would strip the pot off when u plan on repotting them. Ive seen people have root bound issues on them. I see alot of people going with solo cups vs them.
I am using those for the first time. I have heard some issues with root bounding. But typically its due to the soul being too dry when placed into a bigger pot.
I would still say to soak the cup and peel it off(rips super easy once soggy) and then free up the roots at the bottom to make sure tjey are pointing downward into the new soil. Key thingbis being gentle
I’ve been using the burpee bags for starting tomato plants only when I’m starting new plants. Once the tap root shows out the bottom of the bag I’ll put them into what ever media I’m using bag and all. I wouldn’t use the pot you are talking about or if you do remove the pot before transplanting.
Agreed. I would cut the fabric off those seed starter pods before xplanting
Please be careful growing pot in these hard cardboard pots as it appears they do not compost at the rate they say, I am in the UK and the compostible pots here come from the PRC (China)…and the composition of the pot only says recycled materials, which is a bit scary.
I have had a TEST Pot submerged in water for the last 10 days, and they are not even kind of soggy ; I do not believe these pots will break down over the growing life of the pot…can take up to maybe up to 2 years I have read.
Another member of this Forum sent me this link and gave this product a glowing report.
I’ve never had a problem with keeping the bags on. It’s a course bag and the roots go right through. Here’s my current grow which is just about ready to harvest in a couple weeks and those started with the bags. I had to cut so many lower branches just to open it up. The hard type pots I wouldn’t even use.
Here’s my current grow in veg at day 12 with bags left on.
that’s some fine cultivation you got going there…what bags do you use if I may ask ?
This is what I used on the last grow. They expand to about 2.5 inches tall and are meant to start tomato’s.
thanks for the info