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Hey guys I am looking for examples of S/H Seedling pots for my ohrag. I got a bit of PA from Lance (Thanks) and am looking for suggested containers. Does this make sense? Basically what do you pot your seedlings in for S/H practices. Thanks!
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The appropriate sized plastic cup (8oz?, look around) with hand melted holes. I get mine at GFS.
 

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I got some little plastic drinking cups from IKEA that I drilled some holes in the bottom of. Unlike "standard" s/h, for small plants I think just primeagra with watering every other day works better--otherwise by the time you have a reservoir in such a small cup, there's very little room for plant, and the whole thing is overly wet. it seems to be working so far.
 

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Like everyone above, I just buy small plastic, drinking cups at the grocery store and use an $8 soldering iron to burn the holes. Just do it outside or under your stove hood with the fan on. Alternately you can use a drill to do the holes.
 

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12 oz clear plastic cup 2 holes punched in the side 1 inch up from the bottom.
The 12 oz cup is 4 inches tall so that leaves 3 inches above the water reservoir which is the same height as a tall 2.25 inch pot. The extra size and volume over a smaller pot will accommodate the extra roots that grow in the leca. No need to use a smaller pot even for seedlings direct from flask.
Works great, costs little.
 

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ScottMcC said:
I got some little plastic drinking cups from IKEA that I drilled some holes in the bottom of. Unlike "standard" s/h, for small plants I think just primeagra with watering every other day works better--otherwise by the time you have a reservoir in such a small cup, there's very little room for plant, and the whole thing is overly wet. it seems to be working so far.
I agree with you. If you can keep the leca moist with nutrient rich water there is no need for the bottom reservoir. But the bottom reservoir may be a bonus for wet loving phrags. And it may come in handy for those times when you can't water faithfully every two days.
 
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I use normal seedling 6 packs in trays with hydroton in the begining. When they are bigger I put them in a plastic 8 oz cup.
 

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