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Help keeping sand in pots.

mel turner mturner at acpub.duke.edu
Sat May 27 06:16:37 EST 1995

In article <3q1vom$2tj at hobbes.cc.uga.edu> Jeffrey Dean <jdeanx1 at uga.cc.uga.edu> writes:
>max at life.cc.sunysb.edu (Daniel Taub) wrote:
>> I wonder if anyone has clever suggestions for conveniently plugging the 
>> holes in flower pots (while allowing very good drainage) when using pure 
>> sand as a growing medium. I've tried coffeee filters, which 
>> disintegrated, and duct-taping the holes, and putting pin holes in the 
>> duct-tape, but thats rather tedious, and the tape starts coming off. Its 
>> a petty problem, but causing me some hassle.
>> Send suggestions directly to me

>How about 2 or 3 layers of cheesecloth?

Pieces of plastic shade cloth or  window screen material work well  and can be 

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