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Cactus Arizona Nursery Upgrade!

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Hey there, long time no type! Its been nearly 2 years since I joined and a lot has transpired. I hope to be more active on this awesome forum like I was back in the day. Here are pics of the ongoing nursery upgrade ive been spending my time on. 

 

This first set of pics are from the early weeks of the whole project. Repotting and up-potting trichos. 

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Here are more pics of the project as it went along...basically shows the first area of focus that I cleaned up in preparation for a new pot layout. 

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more...im using 7 and 10gal fabric pots btw. I love these fabric pots. I can water so much more without rot issues. they dry out fast. The plants love them. 

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new shade structure up and more plants put in place as well as new irrigation!

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Mate ya been busy, I'm using the fabric plant bags too, there great for cactus or water plants like taro or water-chestnuts(submerged), and there very cheap to get sent by mail.

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Nice looking collection and setup! 

I am curious about the long-term durability of the fabric bags, especially UV degradation.  I'm interested in them just for the weight and space factors (most of my collection is on shelves in my greenhouse so that I can overwinter other plants under the shelves), with drainage benefits being a bonus.

Anyone out there have any longer-term experience using these? 

Any ideas on what brands are better, or what to look for?

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how sturdy are the pots?  can you pick up one full of soil rocks & plant & not have the bottom of the  pot rip out?

 

are the handles nice & sturdy so that 1 0r 2 people can pick up the larger sized pots without ripping off the handles?

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Hey CA, things are looking great. I am using 5 gallon fabric pots for most of my trichs. I've got my Sally D in 3 gallon pots as well. My plants seem to love them and they do dry much faster in our humid environment. They seem sturdy enough to me as well.

 

The Eileen I got from you recently is doing great on its 5 gallon pots.

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On 2/28/2018 at 3:10 PM, zelly said:

how sturdy are the pots?  can you pick up one full of soil rocks & plant & not have the bottom of the  pot rip out?

 

are the handles nice & sturdy so that 1 0r 2 people can pick up the larger sized pots without ripping off the handles?

 

Sup zelly, (this is magical9 under my biz account fyi)  so ya the pots are super strong, handles actually work unlike the early versions of the fabric pots. The 5 gal black fabrics I was using had weak handles but as far as degradation... they held up perfectly fine. 

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On 2/28/2018 at 0:55 PM, Kykeion said:

Nice looking collection and setup! 

I am curious about the long-term durability of the fabric bags, especially UV degradation.  I'm interested in them just for the weight and space factors (most of my collection is on shelves in my greenhouse so that I can overwinter other plants under the shelves), with drainage benefits being a bonus.

Anyone out there have any longer-term experience using these? 

Any ideas on what brands are better, or what to look for?

 

they have been awesome for me. I started with 5 gal black fabric pots but switched brands to a way more durable tan 7 gal fabric pots. Love them. 

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9 hours ago, cactusarizona said:

 

they have been awesome for me. I started with 5 gal black fabric pots but switched brands to a way more durable tan 7 gal fabric pots. Love them. 

 

Whats the brand mate?

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1 hour ago, 87_botanist said:

 

Whats the brand mate?

 

They are the 'Gro Pro Premium Round Fabric Pot w/ Handles 7 Gallon TAN Color'. There are a TON of brands that looks almost identical but only the 'Gro Pro Premium' brand have the super strong handles. There are verrrry similar fabric pots with handles but the handles are usually integrated instead of being separate sewn on handles. You WANT the sewn on handles because they are not made of the same fabric as the pots but are instead the type of material backpack straps are made of, ie like the pic attached.

 

 

 

 

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Here is what I use from amazon but in black color. I get my pots local from a grow shop as I havnt been able to find these exact pots online. Sometimes I can find them in black or without handles but they are usually super expensive. Im a long time customer of my local grow shop so I get the pots for super cheap now a days thankfully. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Gro-Pro-Premium-Fabric-Handles/dp/B0777L53H2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520131708&sr=8-1&keywords=Gro+Pro+fabric+pot+with+handles+7+gallon

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Is that an extra layer of landscaping fabric in your pots?

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On 3/3/2018 at 8:11 PM, Jackdaripper said:

Is that an extra layer of landscaping fabric in your pots?

 

I used Weed Block fabric on top of the soil then small stone. I had a HUGE issue with grass taking over my pots and causing a HUGE mess of an issue. I had to repot everything because of the grass. NOT AGAIN! :) seems to allow good breathability along with the fabric pots. 

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