Propagation (seed, cuttings, etc): Source of plastic square long toms
Started by: Jack Meatcher
Often, articles and diaries state that the writer uses 10cm square plastic long toms for their obviously successful seed sowing and germination programmes. Where can I buy these pots in packs of, say, 20?Go to latest contribution by Jack Meatcher, 14 December 2015, 17:35. Go to bottom of this page.
This company sells pots in fairly small quantities :
Teku Square Pots (V-PP) 9x9x10cm (Qty 100)
Ref : R-V91PP100 £7.80
But I rather expect that if you can find a local nursery or keen grower they will be happy to let you have enough old pots for your needs.
All they'll need is a good wash and be ready to get you going on your seed sowing projects.
I know we have plenty such pots spare here and I'd be surprised if you couldn't find someone near to you willing to help out. Have you got a local group?
I know some folk who are able to access old pots free from their local re-cycling centre- worth a try , perhaps?
Certainly I would agree that 9cm, 10cm or 11cm square plastic pots make great seed pots.
I get my long square pots from Greens Horticulture, who do a variety of sizes as well as 10cm square x 17cm deep.
As well as the smaller pots for bulb seeds and growing on, I find the 6 litre and 11 litre sizes brilliant for large South African amaryllids which need plenty of root space (Brunsvigia, Haemanthus etc).
That's a good source, Jon - useful to know of a firm that supplies smaller quantities, which is too often a problem for individual growers.
Bit tough to get anything other than tinsel at the average garden centre at the minute, that's for sure!- she said, suffering badly from "bah-humbug" syndrome!
By chance I found this website - http://www.orchidsupplies.co.uk/pots-containers-best-orchid-pots/Square-Cymbidium-Pots-ExtraDeep - with some rather deep plastic pots, both square and round.
I've no idea what this supplier is like, and no doubt there are others supplying similar products, but if you need extra long pots these could be worth a try.