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Old 05.04.2011, 12:40
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Shouldn't plant-trays have holes at the bottom?

Hi there,

Good afternoon.

IMHO, there should be a hole at the bottom of plant-tray to let go surplus water . But I found that all the trays sold here are completely sealed at the bottom.

Is that normal? My big plant died a few weeks ago. Then I found that there had been too much water at the bottom ! Silly me.

Should I just drill holes ?

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Re: Shouldn't plant-trays have holes at the bottom?

you have a 'Ubertopf? I dont know the english equlvilent.
The thinner plastic pot which holds your plant (and has a hole in it) fits into the Ceramic pot.

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you have a 'Ubertopf? I dont know the english equlvilent.
The thinner plastic pot which holds your plant (and has a hole in it) fits into the Ceramic pot.

happy drilling!
Thanks again Pather
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Re: Shouldn't plant-trays have holes at the bottom?

No.

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Look at the pot: it has a hole in it. Look at the tray: it doesn't.

Why use a tray if it has holes in it? The tray is to stop the water cascading onto your neighbours balcony / seeping all over the floor. At this stage, I recommend a garding for beginners book. It may be a good place to find such basic info...
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Re: Shouldn't plant-trays have holes at the bottom?

Put a thick layer of broken pots or broken up polystirene (sp?) at the bottom (about 4 to 5 cm) before putting your plant in and in-filling with soild. That way extra water will sink to the bottom and not rot your plant - and of course to not over water. Or place the plant in a plastic pot a bit smaller than your outer pot, raised by brocken pot, brick or polystirene.
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No.

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Look at the pot: it has a hole in it. Look at the tray: it doesn't.

Why use a tray if it has holes in it? The tray is to stop the water cascading onto your neighbours balcony / seeping all over the floor. At this stage, I recommend a garding for beginners book. It may be a good place to find such basic info...
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Put a thick layer of broken pots or broken up polystirene (sp?) at the bottom (about 4 to 5 cm) before putting your plant in and in-filling with soild. That way extra water will sink to the bottom and not rot your plant - and of course to not over water. Or place the plant in a plastic pot a bit smaller than your outer pot, raised by brocken pot, brick or polystirene.
How smart !!!

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