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    birdwatcher10
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    I saw a photo in an issue of birds & blooms of a clay pot that had one side cut out a bit and placed inside the pot and that section was filed with dirt and the other part of the clay pot was made to look like stairs I know this is a odd description of the pot but I would like to know if anyone knows what issue that was  in. I would like to look at it again but I can’t seem to find it! I hope some one can help!

                                                                                      birdwatcher10


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    Ga Girls Flowers
    Ga Girls Flowers
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    Are you talking about stacked pots….like these


    Janet...z7.
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    brb4y
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    I use a 1/2″ or 5/8″ section of rebar for mine and also tip the first pot on a piece of brick. Sink the rebar into the ground about 2′ and it’ll handle a large load with high winds. Usually go 6 high with 10″ diameter pots. Last year I went to 5 high since the first good wind of the spring pushed over one stack and…I’m starting to get too short to reach that high… Usually plant hot peppers in them since I can get lots of plants in a very small space. Last year had 30 pepper plants in 6 square feet of space. This year won’t have as many since I’ve revamped some things and thinking of alternating flowers with veggies. Just feed the empty pots onto the rebar using the holes at the bottom of the pots. tip the first one on a brick and each one will tip on it’s own thereafter. Makes a super deal for flowers that will droop over the sides since you’ll have a high wall of blooms.


    Brenda

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    nana weez 41nj
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    how do they stay like that???


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    Judith
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    I would love to do this with clay flower pots but it is so hot and dry here in Socal in the summer that I would be watering several times and day and if I forgot one day it would be the death of the plant.


    Judith Barnett
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    h2ogrdn
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    Using plastic pots with some of the water retention crystals might be a way to get around having to water each day.  Something to consider.

     


    Fred in Western Montana

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