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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:10 pm 
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Can anyone suggest an orchid terracotta pots supplier? :confusion-helpsign:


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I know that Burnham Nurseries do make some specific pots, but what is wrong with standard terracotta. I use them as my preferred pot because I grow Odontoglossums and the pots breathe and hold dampness when I mist so keep the roots cool during Summer. They are more stable too, and slugs don't like climbing them.


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Thanks, orchidman, have purchased some from local garden centre drilled some holes in some but it is very time-consuming am trying to get away from plastic. :mrgreen:


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....and slugs don't like climbing them.


I had no idea! I hate snails in the greenhouse attacking other plants. Maybe clay would help....

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I never drill additional holes in my pots. If you get your mix open enough and drainage at the bottom I find there is no need for extra holes.
What I do when I buy new pots is soak them in a mild bleach solution for 24 hours before use to get rid of the strange clay additives they use these days. Old pots don't have that problem.


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