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Old June 5, 2011   #16
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hi jdmfish i made a mistake i ordered the
8 gallon size not 8 inch i hope there are
bigger than the size you posted above
regards.

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Oh they will be. That's the .8g pot (6" x 7") that I use for peppers. They are about twice the size of the 1g traditional nursery pots I have.
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Old June 16, 2011   #17
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Hi Les, did your order arrive? It's been 2 weeks, and I was curious what you thought / initial impressions.

Did you plant anything in them yet?
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Old June 16, 2011   #18
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hi jdmfish,
i have not planted in them yet,
i cant figure out how to get the
base locked on to the sides i
tried for 3 hours to get the
base locked on to the sides
with no luck, i will try again
today if i can not get the
bottom to lock on all six
of them will end up in the
dompster,best regards.

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Old June 16, 2011   #19
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Les -

Perhaps I can help - pm me and I can email photos.

On one long end, there is a row of protrusion thingeys that did not have the tips removed. This end goes "up", as a reservoir if you over water. Not terribly effective, so if you put this row at the bottom of the pot, no biggie. I think it's almost easier to set up if this row is down.

Lay the pot flat, open protrusion thingeys out.

Place the bottom disc so that the center "nipple" is up.

Start from your left and roll the airpot bottom around the disc. The airpot should just overlap itself, one row of protrusion thingeys. Sometimes, securing a fastener at the bottom and then at the top helps.

The oldest airpots seemed to have the bottom fit more snugly then the newer ones do.

Assuming that my description helps, the soil does not seem to stay in the airpot until water and a plant are added - another frustration of this design. You can have ALL of the dry soil simply stream out the bottom.
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Old June 16, 2011   #20
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hi jdmfish,
i have not planted in them yet,
i cant figure out how to get the
base locked on to the sides i
tried for 3 hours to get the
base locked on to the sides
with no luck, i will try again
today if i can not get the
bottom to lock on all six
of them will end up in the
dompster,best regards.

les

Wow, sorry to hear about your troubles. It shouldn't take that long - I got mine done in a few minutes.

Maybe these links can be helpful -


http://www.airpotgarden.com/store/in...mx1jsld149d9t6


(video to the right, when you click the first link)


and:


http://www.airpotgarden.com/store/sk...mbly-print.pdf




Please, let me know if you have any more questions!!
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Old June 16, 2011   #21
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I'll stick with these

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Old June 16, 2011   #22
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thank you austinmom and jdmfish
for your help best regards.

geeboss,

i tried smart pots and
nurserie pots and i
could see no difference
in growth or production
between the two,thanks
regards.

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Old July 5, 2011   #23
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Quick update on my 6"x4" 'air cells' by Superoots -

This is a ~3 month old yellow bell pepper:







I'll be updating root shoots as the plants finish their production.
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I don't know if it's okay to resurrect a 10-year-old thread, but AirPots may or may not be useful. There are no evaluations, no results here. I am not any wiser.

So, let's start from scratch again:
Has any Tomatovillian used AirPots made in Scotland (Caledonian Tree Comp.)? If so, with what results? Are they worth their price in practical terms?

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