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4.0 out of 5 stars great, except that they wick moisture away, August 29, 2011
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This review is from: 15 Pack 3-Inch Round Fiber Pots (Bonus Pack) # FR312B (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Lawn & Patio)
It's hard to say bad things about these pots. You plant your seeds in them, water them, and when you see the roots start to poke through the bottom, you transplant the whole thing into your garden (or a larger pot, if you'd like). You can start plants with even the most delicate roots indoors, and transplant them out without killing them by breaking the roots when tapping them out of the pot.

The big problem is that the pot material wicks moisture out of the soil. I have to water seedlings in these pots two or three times as often as ones in reusable plastic pots. The best solution i've found is to buy plastic pots that are exactly the same size as these, and nest the peat pot inside the plastic one. That way the moisture stays in, but i can still transplant the seedling without disturbing its roots.
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Initial post: Dec 3, 2011 5:30:45 AM PST
as a first time user is found this to be the case too. I placed them in the same size Jiffypots on the smallest amount of soil on the bottom soak the whole thing really good then add more soil on top when its needed ,before transplanting the whole container into bigger pots.

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 2:56:11 AM PST
Thank you for your review. It answered a question I had about the right container to use for the rapidly growing offshoots of an variegated ivy, actually several plants put together to begin with. Two of the plants are thriving, three more need each need their own chance to thrive. I want to put each into its own basic pot, and move them to bigger pots as they grown. The two big ones can probably be rooted easily as well. I envision a forest of this variegated ivy, that I started from someone who sold loose rooted plants packed in plastic on Amazon -- they ALL grew amazingly well in my low light apartment!!
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